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.
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.