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Tagetes signata
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Tagetes signata

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The Tagetes family

A widely grown half hardy annual in the UK, the most common forms being
a) erecta;- African marigold.
b) patula;- French Marigold.
c) signata/tennifolia;-Tagetes.

erecta; Grows to a height of around 600mm and should be planted out approximately 300-400mm apart, in an open sunny position.

They flower from July till first frosts.

Dead head as flowers fade to encourage further flowering.

patula; Grows to a height of around 300mm and should be planted out approximately 250- 300mm apart in an open sunny position.

They flower from June till first frosts.

Dead head as flowers fade to encourage further flowering.

signata/tennifolia; Grows to a height of around 600mm and should be planted out approximately 250- 300mm apart in an open sunny position.

They flower from June till first frosts.

Dead head as flowers fade to encourage further flowering.

Propagation

Sow seeds under glass in March/April in pots/trays, lighly covering the seeds with compost and germinate at temperature of 18*C(65*F).

Prick out the seedlings into trays/boxes as soon as they are large enough to handle.

Gradually harden them off in a cold frame.

Plant out in May after all chances of frost has passed.



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