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MARIGOLD           Annual – Sun

Tagetes spp.         Ht. 1’-2’ Spread 1’-2’

ta-GET-tes            Spacing 9”-12”

HABIT:  Fast growing, lacy foliage, yellow or orange flowers. Would last from spring to frost if it weren’t for the red spider.

CULTURE: Any soil, best in well-drained full sun location. Will reseed and come up the following year but will be weaker than original plants. Can be planted midsummer for fall flowers.

USES: Summer color, cut flowers, and border, mass planting.

PROBLEMS: Red spider, short life.

NOTES: Native to Central America. Mexican mint marigold or sweet marigold is a herb with yellow flowers in late summer. Available in many container sizes.

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