Saturday, September 26, 2009

A white Marigold

Tagates erecta
 Marigold white cultivar

The 30cm tall African Marigold is bold in flower producing large heads of usually yellow or orange flowers on compact upright plants .Flowering commences anytime from late Spring through to Summer from winter sown seed. I grew this white form a couple of years ago and can't be sure of the variety name. It is either 'Vanilla' or 'White Knight'. Marigolds are fairly easy to grow given a sunny spot but need old flowers removed to keep them flowering well and to improve overall appearance. Their strongly scented leaves are said to deter insect pests so they are useful inter-planted amongst vegetables in the garden.

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