African Marigold is part of the Tagetes genus. Its scientific name is Tagetes erecta. Blooms appear in these approximate colors: Orange peel and Canary yellow and Burnt orange. Leaves appear approximately as a British racing green.This plant is a great attractor for bees, so if you are looking to attract wildlife African Marigold is a great choice.
It is an edible flower / ornamental that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year.
Bright orange blooms on a high quality dwarf plant. Delivers excellent, season-long landscape performance. Orange African marigold produces fully double, golden-orange pompons on compact, upright, 12- to 18-inch (30 to 45 cm) plants. This cultivar can be purchased and planted as seed or as nursery-grown seedlings.
A bright and familiar garden annual, American marigold is native throughout Mexico and Central America. The dark green ferny foliage has a distinctive aromatic smell. Plants will continue to bloom while temperatures are warm and favorable. The removal of spent flowers will ensure continued blooming. The African Marigold is sometimes called an American or Aztec Marigold. Some of the African types are sensitive to day length, and initiate flowers faster under short days. Marigolds are very easily grown from seeds. These long black seeds are large enough that even young children can hold and plant them individually.