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Tagetes lemmoniiTangerine Scented Marigold

Selected plant size: 3-inch pot

Tagetes lemmonii Tangerine Scented Marigold image
Tagetes lemmonii Tangerine Scented Marigold image

Tagetes lemmoniiTangerine Scented Marigold

Selected plant size: 3-inch pot

About this plant

Height
3 to 4 Feet
Hardiness
Perennial in Zones 8-11
Flower Color
Gold
Characteristics
Full Sun, Herbaceous, Water Conserving
Uses
Butterfly, Fragrant, Ornamental

Growing & using Tangerine Scented Marigold

Close up of Tagetes lemmonii flowers

Also known as Copper Canyon Daisy and Lemmon’s Marigold, this delicate single petal marigold is a rugged perennial landscape plant in Zones 8 and up. Unlike its diminutive cousin, the common annual marigold of bedding plant fame, Tangerine Scented Marigold is covered in blooms from early fall until frost.

Tangerine scented Marigold naturalized in field

The vast swatch of Tangerine Marigold is about 20 feet long and 8 feet wide. It has been in this spot for about 15 years and continues to cover more ground every year.

Fall blooming plants are important for butterflies and beneficial insects.

Tangerine scented Marigold with butterfly

Other unusual perennial Marigolds are the fragrant, culinary perennial Tagetes nelsonii, referred to as the Citrus Scented Marigold, and the tasty culinary perennial Spanish Tarragon, Tagetes lucida.

Tangerine Scented Marigold is one of the six plants chosen to be in our Zone 8 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Pack.

This plant is often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Tangerine Scented Marigold Plug Trays are available.

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