Tagetes 'Starfire Mixed'

Tagetes 'Starfire Mixed'

French marigold

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Tagetes 'Starfire Mixed'
  • Common name: French marigold
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 20cm

Spread: 10cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Tagetes patula, or French marigolds, are hardy, easy-to-grow annuals native to Mexico. They're grown mainly as a bedding plant at the edge of herbaceous borders but are often grown alongside tomatoes as a companion plant, to ward off white fly. Tagetes 'Starfire Mixed' is a dwarf variety with pinnate green foliage and single, rich golden yellow to red flowers over a long period.It's ideal for using as bedding to fill gaps at the front of a sunny border, or ni containers.

For best results grow Tagetes 'Starfire Mixed' in free-draining soil in full sun and feed weekly with a high-potash fertiliser. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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