Scientific Name: Tagetes erecta Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:African marigold Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:AsteraceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Mexico Hardiness Zone:Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Odd-pinnate, Lanceolate, Serrate
Flowers: Head (capitulum), Yellow, Orange, May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct
Fruit: Achene, Black, Brown, Oct
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Bedding plant, Fragrance, Group or mass planting, Summer interest, Attract butterflies
Key ID Features:Stems hairless, angular; leaves pinnately compound; heads large, rounded, usually double and yellow to orange, 5-10 cm wide, aromatic when crushed.