Photo courtesy of Goldsmith.

Marigold tagetes erecta 'Antigua Primrose'

African Marigold

Dwarf type with fernlike foliage, Antigua Primrose is a longtime favorite with its 3” pale yellow pompom blooms.

Height: 10-12 Inches

Spread: 10-12 Inches

USDA Zone: Zones 9-11

Color: Soft Yellow

Interesting Notes:


Growing Tips for Homeowners:

Plant in a full-sun location with well draining soil for best performance. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage new blooms. Insect dangers include aphids, leafminers, spider mites, thrips, and whitefly. Disease to be aware of include alternaria, botrytis, leaf spot and pythium.

Characteristics & Attributes:

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Butterflies


  • Dwarf
  • Fragrant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Double Flower
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Pompon Flower

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Design Use:

  • Focal Point
  • Edging
  • Versatile
  • Container
  • Border
  • Window Boxes
  • Mass Planting


  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained
  • Average
  • Dry