Tagetes tenuifolia 'Tangerine Gem'

Very effective against green and whitefly in our tomato greenhouse and outdoor trial. More
250 seeds 153033 £1.95 In stock
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Very effective against green and whitefly in our tomato greenhouse and outdoor trial. Combined with encarsia wasps this kept our crops aphid-free.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Genus Tagetes
Group/Species tenuifolia
Variety Tangerine Gem
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Mexican Marigold
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow February to April indoors. Cover seeds lightly and place somewhere warm, germination should occur within 7 to 10 days. Prick out and pot seedlings on into individual pots. Gradually harden off before planting out after the last frosts. Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun.
Care Tips Feed and water marigold plants regularly, particularly during hot, dry periods. Regular picking or deadheading will encourage further production of blooms throughout the summer.
Flowering June - August
Harvesting 3 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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Tagetes tenuifolia 'Tangerine Gem' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jackie

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judi

Healthy plants produced for the garden

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sheila

Poor germination and no surviving plants.