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Tagetes minuta

Product Code: 030119

Quantity: 500 seeds

Availability: In stock.

£ 1.95
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Tagetes minuta - Mexican marigold.

Tagetes minuta or Mexican marigold is an extraordinary plant that isn't a looker but its roots kill perennial weeds. It really knocked back a bed of bindweed at Perch Hill and cleared a bed of ground elder. Give it a try.

Genus: Tagetes minuta
Common name: Mexican Marigold
Type: Half-hardy Annual
Sowing: March-April
Soil Type: Well drained soil, with plenty of organic matter.
Site: Full sun or partial shade, and shelter
Height: 180cm (6ft)
Care tips: The dried leaves are used as an edible herb with an apple flavour, and also as a medicinal plant, but beware, as the leaves can cause a rash in some people.
Flowers: ❀ October. This is a cut-and-come-again variety.

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