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Tagetes erecta Sunburst Series (African marigold 'Sunburst')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
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

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

Leaves may irritate skin allergies.

Flower

Yellow-orange in Summer

Foliage

Glaucous in Summer; Glaucous in Autumn

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.

Propagation methods

Seed


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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)

Companion plants

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.

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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

Leaves may irritate skin allergies.


Colour

Flower

Yellow-orange in Summer

Foliage

Glaucous in Summer; Glaucous in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


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

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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