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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This dazzling plant blooms in masses of yellow flowers with deep burgundy stripes and is the star of the fall garden.

    Latin Name

    Tagetes patula


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Type of Plant

    Annual

    Bloom Season

    September - October


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Deer
  • Clay Soil

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Mexico and Guatemala


    History

    French marigolds were first featured in Curtis' Botanical Magazine in 1791.


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