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Tagetes tenuifolia - Cav.
                 
Common Name Lemon Marigold, Striped Mexican Marigold, Signet Marigold
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range C. and S. America - Mexico to Guatemala.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Half Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: Yellow. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Early fall, Late summer, Late spring, Mid summer, Mid spring. Form: Upright or erect.

Tagetes tenuifolia Lemon Marigold, Striped Mexican Marigold, Signet Marigold


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Tagetes tenuifolia Lemon Marigold, Striped Mexican Marigold, Signet Marigold
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Physical Characteristics
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Tagetes tenuifolia is a ANNUAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms
T. signata.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment.

The flowers of some cultivars have a pleasant citrus-like flavour and can be used sparingly as a flavouring in salads, sandwiches, wines etc or used as a garnish[183].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Secretions from the roots of growing plants have an insecticidal effect on the soil, effective against nematodes and to some extent against keeled slugs, they also have an effect against some persistent weeds such as couch grass[[18, 20, 200]. The plant also has an effect on asparagus beetle and bean weevils. These secretions are produced about 3 - 4 months after sowing. A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers[169].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Specimen. Requires a well-drained moderately fertile soil in a sunny position[200]. Grows well in heavy clay soils and in sandy soils[188]. There are some named forms, selected for their ornamental value[183]. The bruised foliage is perhaps more refreshingly aromatic than any other plant[245]. The lemon verbena-like smell remaining on the fingers for an hour or more after touching the plant[245]. Removing dead flowers before the seed is formed will extend the flowering season[188]. Plants are prone to slugs, snails and botrytis[188]. Grows well with tomatoes[20]. Special Features: Attractive foliage, North American native, Fragrant foliage, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers.
Propagation
Seed - sow March in a greenhouse. Only just cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Tagetes erectaAfrican Marigold, Aztec marigold, Big Marigold, American Marigold33
Tagetes filifoliaIrish Lace10
Tagetes lucidaMexican Tarragon, Sweetscented marigold43
Tagetes micranthalicorice marigold01
Tagetes minutaMuster-John-Henry22
Tagetes patulaFrench Marigold, Dwarf French Marigold22
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