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 werent 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.