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African Marigold

Tagetes erecta

Thomas Jefferson planted seed of the African Marigold along the Roundabout flowerwalk on April 8, 1812. Although native to South America, they were first introduced into Europe through northern Africa: hence, the common name. Double garden forms were common around 1800, but this is the species, or wild form, of African Marigold with unusual (and rare) single, yellow flowers.

Growth Type: 
Annual
Color(s): 
Yellow
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2, Zone 1
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun and Partial Shade
Blooming History: 
2001 Jun 20 to 2001 Nov 152002 Jul 5 to 2002 Oct 112003 Jun 20 to 2003 Nov 72004 Jul 19 to 2004 Nov 122005 Aug 9 to 2005 Nov 152006 Jun 30 to 2006 Oct 272007 May 15 to 2007 Nov 152008 Aug 1 to 2008 Nov 102009 Jul 10 to 2009 Nov 162010 Jul 17 to 2010 Dec 12011 Aug 15 to 2011 Dec 62012 Jul 20 to 2012 Dec 42013 Jun 6 to 2013 Nov 72014 Jun 16 to 2014 Oct 17
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