Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Tagetes patula, Red Marietta, Marigold

Common Name: Marigold

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Tagetes

Species: patula

Cultivar or Variety: Red Marietta

Characteristics of Plant
Red Marietta is a great annual marigold that will bloom all season long. With Red Marietta topping out at about 12" tall it makes it will make a beautiful border or accent plant in a container.

Most of the Marigolds now a days are hybrids. They don't have what Red Marietta does. Red Marietta has retained that old-fashioned marigold scent in its blooms.

Life Cycle
Annual

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8

Endangered Species
No

Heirloom
No

When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
60-70 F

Seed Sowing Depth
1/8th"

Seed Needs Light to Germinate
Yes

Days to Germination
10-14 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
8 - 10 inches
10 - 12 inches

Plant Form
Upright
Branching

Blooms
Yes

Bloom Form
Above Foliage

Fragrance
Mild

Nutritional Needs
Moist

Fertile
Yes

Reproduces By
Seed

Cutting Flower
No

Attractive to Wildlife
Butterflies
Bees

Additional Uses
Containers
Borders
Planters

Image
(Image by poisondartfrog)
"Red Marietta"
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