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By Kenho

Northumberland, United Kingdom Gb

Hi, I'm looking for a very eye catching orange marigold,
pref' ball headed for a centerpiece in my front garden.
Any suggestions please. ??????

Many Thanks, in anticipation.




African, French or Calendula, Kenho?

1 Mar, 2011


Thanks Spritzhenry, will try your suggestion.


1 Mar, 2011


Seems Kenho does not understand your question Spritz!

1 Mar, 2011


Guess Kenho doesn't know there's a difference then - the largest will be the African marigold, Kenho, Latin name Tagetes erecta, but be careful which one you choose - some varieties are dwarf, so if you want a 3 feet high one, read the height label on the pack. Colours range from yellow through to deep orange.

2 Mar, 2011


Calendula are 'pot marigolds' Kenho - they're very easy to grow from seed and they're tall and eye-catching too.
I'm growing a bright orange one called 'Neon' this year.

French marigolds (Tagetes) are small plants, so I don't think that's what you're looking for.

3 Mar, 2011


Tagetes erecta isn't small, Spritzhenry - that's the large African marigold.

4 Mar, 2011


Yes, I know - sorry, I was trying to simplify things, having confused the poor man to start with!

4 Mar, 2011

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