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African Marigold

The African Marigold (Tagetes erecta) is an annual flower that ranges across the southern parts of North America, and into South America as well. It most commonly grows in pine or oak forests, or in areas where these trees are common. It is actually a cultivar of the Mexican Marigold.

The African Marigold plant grows 40 cm high, and each plant spreads out my 1 meter. It is a frost tender plant and is quite hardy in zone 9. The African Marigold likes its soil to be in between dry and moist, and it needs to be well-drained. They also need good sunlight to grow properly.

Other common names for the African Marigold are Aztec Marigold, Chambergo and Fleurs Souci.

Also check out the African Marigold Classification, African Marigold Pictures, and tips on Growing African Marigolds.