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botanical name:
Tagetes 'Sunburst Mixed'
Tagetes 'Sunburst Mixed' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Marigold 'Sunburst Mixed'
synonyms:  Tagetes patula x erecta 'Sunburst Mixed'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial, scented/aromatic
height: 0.45m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
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
Half-hardy annual. Vigrous and fairly tall growing. Large single flowers in various shades and combinations of yellow, orange and red, freely produced over a long period in summer.

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

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

Good for borders and large bedding schemes.

other notes:
A hybrid of Tagetes erect and Tagetes patula (African and French Marigolds)

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