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Tagetes patula ‘Honeycomb’

French marigold

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Flowers

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Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Tagetes patula 'Honeycomb'
  • Common name: French marigold
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Tagetes patula is native to Mexico. A low-growing annual flower, it’s easy to grow from seed and blooms over a long period. It’s grown mainly as a bedding plant at the edge of herbaceous borders but is often grown alongside tomatoes as companion plant, to ward off white fly.

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Tagetes patula ‘Honeycomb’ is a dwarf French marigold, bearing double, crested flowers with mahogany-red petals edged with golden yellow. For best results grow Tagetes patula ‘Honeycomb’ in free-draining soil in full sun and feed weekly with a high-potash fertiliser. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

How to grow Tagetes 'Honeycomb'

  • Plant size

    25cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Tagetes 'Honeycomb' and wildlife

Tagetes 'Honeycomb' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Tagetes 'Honeycomb' poisonous?

Tagetes 'Honeycomb' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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