Marigold Lemon Gem

Marigold Lemon Gem:   

Lemon Gem Marigold features dainty lemon yellow daisy flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant ferny leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.  This is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. Deer don’t particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats.

Height: 10-12″/Spread: 10-12″                 

Spring-Frost

Full Sun

Size Available: 1204

 

Description

Marigold, French Type mare-E-gold

Although they’re commonly called French marigolds, Tagetes patula is actually native to Mexico and Central America. In the 16th century, their seeds were first transported to Europe by Portuguese explorers. Eventually, the flowers became popular in France—and just about everywhere else, too, including French territories.  Bushy and compact, French marigolds usually grow no higher than a foot. They make a wonderful hedge that blooms from summer into late fall. French marigold cultivars come in double-flower and single-flower varieties, but most are doubles with red, orange and yellow flowers that seem petite compared to African marigolds. Most measure from one to three inches across.