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Plant Profile

Tagetes lemmonii
Mexican marigold

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Tagetes lemmonii- Mexican marigold- native to Arizona (Copper Canyon – sometimes called Copper Canyon daisy). Plant in full sun- flowers from the end of winter through fall  with tons of orange/gold flowers.  Size can vary but figure H 3′ x W 4′.  Drought tolerant – bees and butterflies. 

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Tagetes lemmonii

Common Name

Mexican marigold

Origin

Non-native, non-invasive

Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial

Growth Rate

Fast growth rate

Mature Size

3' - 4' tall × 4' - 5' wide

Flower Color

Gold / Orange

Blooming Season

Flowers Spring / Summer / Fall

Foliage

Evergreen

Wildlife Value

Bees, Butterflies

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun / Part Shade

Water

Drought Tolerant / Occasional
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