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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    French marigolds are iconic garden plants with distinctly fragrant leaves. The flowers are single, semi-double, double, or crested in shades of yellow, orange, or red, and can also be bi-colored. When planted in the vegetable garden, marigolds can repel certain pests, such as white flies on tomatoes.

    Latin Name

    Tagetes patula


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    July - November


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 1.5'
    Max Spread: 1'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Sun

    Tollerances

  • Clay Soil
  • Deer

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds

    Colors


    Native Range

    Mexico, Guatemala


    History

    George French listed French marigold seeds in his 1799 advertisement in the Fredericksburg Virginia Herald


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