Tagete patula. French marigold
Tagete patula or French Marigold is a natural pest repellent. The aroma that gives off its flower keeps insects like aphids, whiteflies or cochineal at bay.
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Tagete Patula is a gem from the Asteraceae family. Originating in Central America, it has come a long way from its native roots to gardens all around the world. Its beautiful flowering in shades of yellow and orange makes it a popular choice for adding a vibrant splash of color to your garden.
Description: This annual herbaceous plant, often resembling carnations, features radiant flowers in shades of yellow and orange that bring joy to any green space. It's a long-lasting companion that shines from spring until the arrival of the first frost.
How to Care - Watering and Fertilizing: To ensure its beauty, Tagete Patula requires a universal substrate with good drainage. Place it in a sunny area, although in places with intense heat, it will appreciate a location that combines sun and shade. It is also suitable for coastal regions.
Watering should be regular, avoiding overwatering. To stimulate lush flowering, you can trim the faded flowers and apply a fertilizer for flowering plants.
Adaptation to Cold and Heat: Tagete Patula feels at home in warm climates, blooming throughout the year. It needs to bask in the sun and enjoy high temperatures to display its full splendor.
However, be aware that it can be prone to problems like botrytis, mildew, or leaf spots, especially in very humid environments. To prevent these issues, allow the soil to dry between waterings.
Despite its ease of cultivation, be cautious in very hot and dry climates, as Tagete Patula can be vulnerable to mite attacks if the humidity in the environment is insufficient.
In addition to its beauty, this tagete is a natural ally in the garden, as its fragrance acts as a repellent for pests, keeping insects such as aphids, whiteflies, and scale insects at bay.
At Viveros González, we rely on experience and expert sources to provide you with this exceptional plant. If you want to bring your garden to life with the glow of yellow and orange tones from Tagete Patula, this is your opportunity!
Sources consulted, in addition to our experience with this plant: Link.
- Tagete patula. (Tagetes). French Marigold.
- Mexico and Guatemala
- Between 30 and 60cms approx.
- Yellow, orange, or bronze
- Spring, summer and autumn
- Spring, summer and autumn
- Moderated, wait until the soil is dry before watering again.
- Outdoor plant. Use it in groups, or small hedges, also in orchards to repel aphids. In pots are beautiful, as well as mix with another annuals.
- It cannot withstand cold.
- Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.