Tagetes 'Dainty Marietta'

French marigold

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Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour

Yellow

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

Tagetes 'Dainty Marietta'
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Plant details

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 'Dainty Marietta' is a dwarf variety with pinnate green foliage and single, rich golden flowers with maroon blotches, and blooms over a long period. For best results grow in free-draining soil in full sun and feed weekly with a high-potash fertiliser. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Tagetes

Cultivar: Dainty Marietta

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 25cm

Spread: 10cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: June to September


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