Tagetes tenuifolia 'Lemon Gem'
Tagetes tenuifolia 'Lemon Gem'

Tagetes tenuifolia 'Lemon Gem'

SKU: S76107
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Common Name: Signet Marigold
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Oct
Mature Height: 10-12" Spacing: 8-12"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistance: Yes
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Tagetes tenuifolia Lemon Gem is a winner. This Mexican Marigold smothers itself in sunny, single blossoms from summer to hard frost while attracting pollinators and plenty of admirers. The plant has mounding habit that makes it ideal for the edges of sunny borders or vegetable patches. The flowers and lacy green citrus-scented foliage do not appeal to deer and rabbits, but beneficial garden visitors including ladybugs and hoverflies seek them out. Cooks will enjoy sprinkling Lemon Gem’s edible flower petals on salads and desserts where they add color and a mild spicy citrus flavor. Deadhead the spent blooms to keep the flowers coming. A favorite in our staff trials.

For information on growing Marigolds, click Growing Guide.


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Latin Name Pronunciation: tah-jee' deez

Marigolds bloom incessantly from June to frost if they are grown in full sun in average, well-drained soil. Give them some water in dry spells, and deadhead regularly to keep the blooms coming.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click here.