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Tagetes erecta

Common Name(s): Big marigold
Family: Asteraceae
Growth Habit: Annual
Growing Days: 90 to 150 (days)
Winter Minimum:
Soil pH:
Soil Texture/Type: Sand, heavy clay
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response:
Light Intensity:
Native to Mexico and Central America. Frost tender.
Pythium, Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Rust
Pesticide - plant pests, Additive - coloring, Animal Food - fodder, Environ. - ornamental


Geographical Origin:
Mexico, Mesoamerica, Widely cultivated
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