Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
TAGETES erecta( ANTIGUA™ SERIES)
African Marigold, American Marigold, Antigua Marigolds
Antigua™ Series marigolds produce fully double, yellow or orange, 3-inch (7.5 cm) pompons on bushy, 10- to 12-inch (25 to 30 cm) plants. These cultivars can be purchased and planted as seed or as nursery-grown seedlings.
A bright and familiar garden annual, American marigold is native throughout Mexico and Central America. The dark green ferny foliage has a distinctive aromatic smell. Plants will continue to bloom while temperatures are warm and favorable. The removal of spent flowers will ensure continued blooming.
Most marigolds grow best in full sun and well drained moderately fertile soil. They are heat tolerant and can withstand periods of drought. These common bedding plants also look great in containers. As an added benefit, research suggests that marigold roots emit a substance that deters root nematodes, so these make fine companion plants for nematode-susceptible vegetables.
12 - 1
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm
Late Spring, Summer, Fall, Indeterminate
Mexico, Central America
Yellow, Orange, Gold
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border
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