Tagetes linnaeus

Grow this all around your tomatoes to protect against green and whitefly. Tagetes linnaeus also makes a great cut flower. More
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A rich mahogany-crimson flower. Grow it all around your tomatoes to protect against green and whitefly. It also makes a great cut flower.

Genus Tagetes linnaeus
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name African Marigold
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover March-May, and/or direct in May.
Care Tips Keep well dead-headed and these will last a long time.
Flowering May - first frosts, 10-12 weeks from sowing.
Vase Life 7 days. These make excellent cut or dried flowers.
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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