Tagetes Patula commonly known as ‘French Marigold’. It is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family native to Mexico and Guatemala with several naturalized populations in many other countries. French Marigold ‘Dainty Marietta’ is a dwarf Marigold with small, single flowers that are bright yellow with maroon blotch at the center. Flowers bloom from early summer to late fall. Recommended for containers, beds, borders and pollinator garden. Also useful for control of insect pests in the vegetable garden.
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Scientific Name: Tagetes Patula
Common Name: French Marigold – Dainty Marietta
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Mexico, Guatemala
Height: 12 to 18 "
Spread: 4 to 8 "
Habitat: Roadsides, Streambanks, Swamps
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Early summer, Late summer, Early Fall
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
Flower Color: Yellow, Maroon
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Characteristics: Fragrant, Showy
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Moist, Well-drained
Soil pH: 5.6 - 6.5
Advantage: Low maintenance
Uses: Garden, Bonsai, Balcony, Beds, Borders and Terrace garden