How long do marigold plants last?

May, 2022
Darren Spalding

Tagetes are a genus from the sunflower family that is native to North and South America. They vary in size from low-edged plants that average 5 inches tall, to a height of 3 feet. I water my cuttings well, and then I put them in a plastic bag with a stick inside so that the bag does not collapse on the cut. Use an elastic band around the pot to create a greenhouse effect. Tagetes lemmonii, also known as Mexican marigold or marigold, is an evergreen shrub that grows as a southwestern perennial and thrives in zones 8 through 10. Tagetes are a genus in the sunflower family native to North and South America and vary in size from low-edged plants with an average height of 5 inches up to more than 3 feet tall. Tagetes lemmonii, also known as Mexican marigold or marigold, is an evergreen shrub that grows as a southwestern perennial and thrives in zones 8-10. As for perennials, check out tagetes lucida (Mexican marigold), Tagetes lemmonii (lemon marigold), or tagetes palmeri (marigold).

What do you do with marigolds at the end of the season?

Marigolds require at least six hours of sunlight, water twice a week, and pruning at the end of the season. Farmers and gardeners have long known that marigolds are important companion plants throughout the garden. Experts say dying off is largely a matter of personal preference for most plants, but with heavily modified annuals like marigolds it's an essential step to getting the plants to flower. Cut the marigolds back to the ground with clean scissors or simply pull them to the roots after they have completely died off.

Marigolds can self-seed and produce voluntary plants the following spring, but you'll need to wait until spring before planting your own seeds.

References:

SpaldingBulb is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram