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botanical name:
Tagetes 'French Flame'
Tagetes 'French Flame' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  French Marigold
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.23m
width: 0.23m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Half-hardy annual, compact habit, toothed, pinnate leaves and long lasting, double flowers of vivid red-orange edged with golden yellow, from summer through to autumn.

cultivation:
Needs full sun and moderately fertile well drained soil. Will grow in both clay and sandy soils.

propagation:
From seed which usually germinates within 2 weeks. Sow in March in a greenhouse.

usage:
Bedding schemes and containers.

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