Family: Asteraceae

Scientific Name: Tagetes patula Bonanza

Common Name: Marigold Bonanza series


Bonanza Series Marigold (Tagetes patula) A crested French Marigold with large 2 inch flowers.

Plant TypeAnnuals, Site author's observations
Moistureaverage, tolerates drier conditions once established
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowerslarge 2 plus inches crested flowers
Fruitwinged achene
Dimensions10-12 inches tall, space 6-10 inches on center
Maintenancedead heading
Propagationeasy from seed
Native SiteNative areas are Central America and Mexico.
Misc FactsThe name Tagetes (tay-gee'teez) from the name of Tages a grandson of Jupiter. Their recorded history goes back to the era of the Aztecs. In the 1500's seeds of Marigold were brought to Spain. The plant traveled to France to Africa to India. By the time of the revolutionary war, Marigolds were re-introduced to America
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