Tagetes Plant

Tagetes Plant. Tall varieties may need staking, and spent flowers should be promptly deadheaded, as flower heads are heavy and can cause stems to snap. Tagetes, or marigolds, is a genus in the sunflower or aster family that includes 49 species of flowering, herbaceous plants with a shrubby form that are native to central and south america and have been introduced throughout the world.

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Slightly acidic to neutral (6.0 to 7.0) bloom time: Across (5 cm) in various combinations of reds, oranges, and yellows. Tagetes erecta, or african marigold, is a frequently cultivated, tender, flowering, herbaceous annual or houseplant known for its large flowerheads.

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