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Tagetes erecta Sunburst Series (African marigold 'Sunburst')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity
Toxic - Leaves may irritate skin allergies.
Toxic - Leaves may irritate skin allergies.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Tagetes erecta Sunburst Series

Other names: African marigold 'Sunburst'

Genus: Tagetes Tagetes

Variety or Cultivar: Sunburst Series _ Sunburst Series are compact tender annuals with grey-green divided foliage and orange-yellow flowers in summer.


Tagetes erecta Sunburst Series is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow-orange in Summer

Foliage: Glaucous in Summer; Glaucous in Autumn

Habit: Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity: Leaves may irritate skin allergies.

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning: Cut back after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Tagetes erecta Sunburst Series (African marigold 'Sunburst') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: City, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation: Plant in light, free-draining soil in full sun. Flowerheads can rot in very wet weather.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)


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Companion plants

Companion planting: The orange flowers of this plant are sometimes hard to place. It looks good with forget-me-nots in early summer, or later in the year with blue hyssop. Otherwise plant with creamy, variegated foliage.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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Botanical name: Tagetes erecta Sunburst Series

Other names: African marigold 'Sunburst'

Genus: Tagetes Tagetes

Variety or Cultivar: Sunburst Series _ Sunburst Series are compact tender annuals with grey-green divided foliage and orange-yellow flowers in summer.


Tagetes erecta Sunburst Series is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow-orange in Summer

Foliage: Glaucous in Summer; Glaucous in Autumn

Habit: Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity: Leaves may irritate skin allergies.

Watch out for

Specific pests: Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning: Cut back after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Tagetes erecta Sunburst Series (African marigold 'Sunburst') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: City, Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation: Plant in light, free-draining soil in full sun. Flowerheads can rot in very wet weather.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)


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Companion planting: The orange flowers of this plant are sometimes hard to place. It looks good with forget-me-nots in early summer, or later in the year with blue hyssop. Otherwise plant with creamy, variegated foliage.

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

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