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Tagetes lucida is an attractive landscape ornamental. Use it in perennial borders where its shiny green leaves and little golden flowers make a polite, subtle statement.
Use the flowers of Tagetes lucida fresh in salads, and the leaves as a substitute for French Tarragon.
Tagetes is a genus of 51 species of annual and perennial herbaceous plants. They have pinnate green leaves, and white, golden, orange, yellow, to an almost red floral heads.
Depending on the species, marigold foliage has a musky, pungent scent, though some varieties have been bred to be scentless. Marigolds have naturalized in many other warm climate areas all over the world.
The triploid marigolds are sterile hybrids obtained by crossing the Tagetes patulawith the Tagetes erecta. Common but colorful, inexpensive and easy to germinate and grow, there are varieties available in a wide range of heights, hues and flower forms.
Plant marigolds in the vegetable garden where they are said to discourage certain insect pests.
Branches of this monotypic tree bear decussately arranged, short lateral shoots, each of which terminally produces one or two pairs of short thorns. Leaves, flowers and fruits are typically produced on very abbreviated shoots immediately below the thorns.
Beautiful loose clusters of orange trumpet-like blooms are borne from mid-summer to fall on this upright to spreading woody perennial. Dwarf variety hybrid is very slow growing and has well-branched with compact habit. It thrives in heat and blooms year round. Great for containers. Beautiful loose clusters of orange trumpet-like blooms. Hardy to zone 8B.