Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
TAGETES patula 'Bonanza Bolero'( BONANZA SERIES)
Bonanza Bolero Marigold, French Marigold
Compact and double-flowered, the French marigold 'Bonanza Bolero' produces 2.5-inch (6 cm), "carnation-type" blooms with numerous golden-yellow, orange-tipped petals. The flowers are borne on bushy, upright, 9- to 12-inch (22 to 30 cm) plants. This 1999 All-America Selection winner can be purchased and planted as seed or as nursery-grown seedlings.
French marigolds are familiar, easy to grow, bright-flowered annuals that are actually native to Mexico and Central America. They may have originated as a hybrid between the American marigold (Tagetes erecta) and signet marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia). The dark green, ferny foliage is highly aromatic, and the blooms are attractive to butterflies.
For best growth, marigolds require full sun and well drained, average soil. Regular deadheading will help plants look and flower their best. French marigolds are great for mixed plantings and containers. As an added benefit, research suggests that marigold roots emit a substance that deters root nematodes, so they 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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
10"-15" / 25.4cm - 38.1cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall
Mexico, Central America
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Yellow, Orange, Orange Red
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border
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