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 is an annual herbaceous plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family.
This plant reminds us of carnations only that the colors are beautiful shades in yellow and orange.
It is a fairly durable plant from spring until the arrival of the low temperatures.
Sow it in a universal substrate with good drainage in a sunny area. In areas of intense heat, appreciate a location between sun and shade. It is also suitable for coastal areas.
Water regularly but without over watering.
To encourage its flowering pinch off withered flowers, we can also feed with fertilizer for flowering plants.
Tagete or French Marigold is a natural pest repellent. The aroma of its flower keeps at bay insects such as aphid, white fly or cochineal, hence its use in orchards.
This variety is typical of warm climates, where it blooms all year round. It needs to be in full sun and high temperatures.
One of the problems it may suffer is brotitis, mildew, or leaf staining, especially due to excess of moisture, let the soil dry between irrigation and irrigation.
Although it is a very easy plant to grow, it can suffer from spider if the temperature is too high and dry in the environment.
Consulted sources in addition to our experience with this plant:
|Name||Tagete patula. (Tagetes). French Marigold.|
|Origen||Mexico and Guatemala|
|Height||Between 30 and 60cms approx.|
|Color||Yellow, orange, or bronze|
|Flowering||Spring, summer and autumn|
|Location||Spring, summer and autumn|
|Irrigation||Moderated, wait until the soil is dry before watering again.|
|Applications||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.|
|Others||It cannot withstand cold.|
|Sales format||Pot of 11cms diameter|
|Note||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.|