African Marigold

Tagetes erecta

[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: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun and Partial Shade Map it: 38.009755,-78.453214

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jun 20 – Nov 152002: Jul 5 – Oct 112003: Jun 20 – Nov 72004: Jul 19 – Nov 122005: Aug 9 – Nov 152006: Jun 30 – Oct 272007: May 15 – Nov 152008: Aug 1 – Nov 102009: Jul 10 – Nov 162010: Jul 17 – Dec 12011: Aug 15 – Dec 62012: Jul 20 – Dec 42013: Jun 6 – Nov 72014: Jun 16 – Oct 17