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botanical name:
Tagetes patula 'Solan'
Tagetes patula 'Solan' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  French Marigold 'Solan'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
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, compact bushy habit, toothed, pinnate leaves. Very free flowering, with mahogany-red outer basal petals and large crested yellow centres, produced from summer through to autumn.

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.

Bedding schemes and containers.

other notes:
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