Tagetes linnaeus

Grow this all around your tomatoes to protect against green and whitefly. It also makes a great cut flower. More
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A rich mahogany-crimson flower. A brilliant companion plant family, and great for picking too. Grow it all around your tomatoes to protect against green and whitefly. One of my favourite all-round garden plants.

Genus Tagetes
Group/Species 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
Advice
Companion planting - protect with plants

Grow these flowers in your veg patch to help deter pests and protect your plants the natural way.

Companion planting: Friends with Benefits

Sarah tells us why companion planting works, and how you can grow veg, herbs and flowers together to eliminate pests and increase productivity.

Direct sowing seeds

Learn how to get great results when direct sowing hardy annual seeds.

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Tagetes linnaeus reviews

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Simon

Overpriced, unhelpful and rude, I won’t be using them again.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Ms E Vizard-Williams

Nearly all of the seeds I planted came through, and they are now (July) flowering away on the allotment. I am unable to say whether or not they deter aphids and bugs from the tomatoes though, as I have no evidence for that.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Margaret

The seeds took quite a while to germinate and looked very spindly and unpromising as the spring was quite cold. I started them off in a tray & potted them on. I finally planted them near the tomatoes and they are wonderful. I’ll grow them every year from now on!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lyn

Always reliable, I plant these amongst my vegetables and in my little polytunnel next to the tomatoes. Masses of flowers that I cut and place on an outside table.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lesley

Prompt delivery. Good germinstion rate and loads of flowers.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pip

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lesley

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Diana

The plants were sturdy when they grew but there was not a high germination rate

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maralyn

Easy to propagate, good strong plants and virtually no failures. Fantastic!