Common name : Marigold Botanical name : Tagetes erecta Order : Asterales Family : Asteraceae Origin : Mexico, America, Africa Category : Annual, perennial Hindi : Genda Tamil : Thulukkamalli


Suitable for - Garden plants, borders, bedding gardens

Varieties - Tagetes erecta, Tagetes tenuifolia, Tagetes patula

Light requirement & Care - Sunny, open, well drained or cultivated poor soils tolerant

Flowers - Orange, yellow, daisy like blooms, double, good for cut flowers

Height - 2 to 3.2 feet

Spread - 2 feet

Foliage - Healthy, strong, branching, deep green pinnate leaves

Flowering season - July, Aug, Sep, October

Type of cultivars - Inca orange, Inca yellow, Fantastic Mixture, Jubilee strain, Climax Mixed

Propagation - Seeds

Pests - Aphids affects young shoots

Diseases - Botrytis affects blooms in wet atmospheric condition

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, Erode, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, India

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