How to grow Tagetes patula

Tagetes patula grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Tagetes also known as French marigold, Tagetes patula annual plant mostly also used as ornamental fragrant plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 3+.

Leaves edible shape is linear with serrated edges, the leaves connecting together odd pinnate

Tagetes patula flower

Flower edible color yellow, orange, red

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How to grow Tagetes patula growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Prune dead flower

Size of the plant?
30-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Flower color yellow, orange, red

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer

How to harvest the leaves?
Can trim with the branches

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible shape is linear with serrated edges, the leaves connecting together odd pinnate

Uses of Tagetes patula leaves:
Herbs, beverage

Scientific name:

Tagetes patula

How to grow Tagetes patula

Tagetes patula flower

Tagetes patula plant care

Tagetes patula

Growing Tagetes patula


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
  • Herbs
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Red flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9