Photo courtesy of Lucas.

Marigold tagetes patula 'Disco Mix'

French Marigold

With its 2-2.5” single flowers of red, yellow and orange bi-colors Disco Mix is a hit! High bud counts ensure flushes of color all season long, perfect in gardens, borders, window boxes and containers.

Height: 8-10 Inches

Spread: 6-8 Inches

USDA Zone: Zones 9-11

Color: Mixed Colors

Interesting Notes:

Your vegetable garden can benefit from a border of Marigolds as they discourage certain insects and beetles from invading.

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

Attributes:

  • Fragrant
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Compact
  • Heat Tolerant

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Design Use:

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

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Foliage Color:

  • Dark Green

Habit:

  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Well Drained
  • Average
  • Dry