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Tagetes erecta, African Marigold (Yellow)



Marigold has gained popularity amongst gardeners and flower dealers on account of its easy culture and wide adaptability.

What makes it special:

  • One of the best attractive flowering plants.
  • Low maintenance and fragrant flower plant.
  • The perfect plant for edge or flower bed or pot culture purpose.

African marigold is botanically known as Tagetes erecta with upright growth habit with a medium texture. In India marigold is one of the most commonly grown flowers and used extensively on religious and social functions in different forms. Flowers are sold in the market as loose or as garlands.

Indian cultures used as a medicinal herb as well as a dye for fabrics, foods and cosmetics. The petals added to dishes as a garnish. They can be easily cultivated, are widely adaptable to varying soils and climatic conditions and have a good flowering duration. This bushy plant with around 20 to 30 species have a long flowering period and the colours range from orange, yellow, gold, cream to apricot. They are very much used in making garlands. Make excellent beds and pot decorations