Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
TAGETES erecta( MOONSTRUCK™ YELLOW, MOONSTRUCK™ SERIES)
African Marigold, American Marigold
Compact and large-flowered, the double American marigold Moonstruck™ Yellow produces bright yellow, 3-inch (7.5 cm) pompons on compact, upright to spreading, 14- to 18-inch (35 to 45 cm) plants. This cultivar can be purchased and planted as seed or as nursery-grown seedlings.
A bright and familiar garden annual, American (or "African") 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. Compact cultivars such as Moonstruck™ Yellow 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
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
14"-24" / 35.6cm - 61.0cm
Spring, Summer, Fall, Indeterminate
Mexico, Central America
Spring, Summer, Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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