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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


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

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    Seeds available to purchase from Mount Vernon

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    Latin Name

    Tagetes patula


    Family

    Asteraceae


    Type of Plant

    Annuals

    Bloom Season

    September - October


    Seasons

    Summer
    Fall

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Uses

  • Annual
  • Edible
  • Flower Border

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tolerances

  • Deer
  • Clay Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies
    Hummingbird

    Colors


    Native Range

    Mexico and Guatemala


    History

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


    Other Details

    Pollinator
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    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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