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African Marigold

Tagetes erecta

Rose d'Indie, African marigold Gold Coins Series

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Marigold is a low growing border plant with bright yellow, orange or bronze flowers with distinctive slightly pungent scent. It can be used medicinal, assoil conditioner or insect repellant and is a popular companion plant in vegetable beds to keep pests away.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Harvest leaves and flowers throughout the summer.

Propagation

Seed
Sowing seeds in Spring and Summer. Germination time about 5 - 7 days.

Special features

Repels harmful insects
Known to keep nematodes away too.
Crop rotation
Especially after or before the cabbage family it is used to condition the soil.

Geography

Origin
Mexico
Natural climate
Warm to hot

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Uses

Edible
Leaves and flowers are edible, but not a favourite.
Medicinal
It is used to treat coughs, colic and constipation.

Personality

Family
Asteraceae
Flower colour
Yellow, orange, bronze
Scent
Strong

Companion plants

Vegetables and herbs benefit with planting of them close-by!

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