TAGETES patula 'Petite Mix' (French Marigold - Petite Mix) is a compact and dwarf variety of French Marigold. It is an annual flowering plant known for its vibrant and colorful blooms. Like other French Marigolds, 'Petite Mix' belongs to the Asteraceae family and is highly valued for its abundance of flowers, compact size, and its ability to repel certain garden pests. French Marigold 'Petite Mix' is often used in borders, containers, or as a companion plant in vegetable gardens.
French Marigold 'Petite Mix' is a compact and dwarf variety, typically growing to a height of about 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) with a similar spread. It has a bushy and mounding growth habit with dark green foliage. The flowers are double or semi-double and come in a mix of vibrant colors including shades of orange, yellow, and red.
This species thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. French Marigold 'Petite Mix' is adaptable to various soil types, including sandy or loamy soils. It prefers moderately fertile soil but can tolerate less ideal conditions.
The flowers of French Marigold 'Petite Mix' are the main attraction. They have a daisy-like appearance with multiple layers of petals. Despite their smaller size compared to other marigold varieties, the blooms are still quite showy and abundant. The flowers have a distinctive marigold fragrance.
French Marigold 'Petite Mix' typically blooms from early summer until the first frost, providing continuous color throughout the growing season. Deadheading spent flowers can help promote more blooms and prolong the flowering period.
French Marigold 'Petite Mix' is often used in borders, flower beds, or containers to add vibrant color and texture. Its compact size makes it ideal for small gardens, edges of pathways, or as a bedding plant. Additionally, marigolds are known for their ability to repel certain garden pests, making them a popular choice for companion planting with vegetables.
French Marigold 'Petite Mix', with its compact and dwarf size, vibrant blooms, and pest-repellent properties, is a versatile and popular choice for adding color and interest to garden spaces, particularly in smaller gardens or containers. Its ease of cultivation, low-maintenance nature, and ability to attract beneficial insects make it a valuable addition to various garden settings.
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Scientific Name: Tagetes Patula
Common Name: French Marigold – Petite Mix
Plant Type: Annual
Family: Asteraceae or Daisy
Native Range: Central North America, Mexico
Height: 6 to 12 "
Spread: 10 to 12 "
Habitat: Streambanks, Roadsides, Swamps
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Bees, Pollinators
Resistant: Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Flower Color: Mixed, Yellow, Orange
Characteristics: Cut flowers, Showy
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Average, Well-drained
Soil pH: Slightly acidic, Neutral, Slightly alkaline
Advantage: Easy to grow and maintain
Uses: Flower beds, Containers, Planters, Beds and borders