• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Tagetes erecta Inca I Orange (Inca I Series)

African marigold [Inca I Orange]

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
  • Other common names African marigold [Inca I Orange]

  • Family Asteraceae

  • Genus Tagetes can be annuals or perennials of upright growth, with strongly aromatic pinnately divided leaves and showy daisy-like, single or double flower-heads in summer and autumn

  • Details Inca I Orange is an African marigold to 30cm, with large, fully double, bright orange flowers from early summer to early autumn

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar/Upright

  • Fragrance Foliage

  • Toxicity Foliage may aggravate skin allergies

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • Clay

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand, Clay, Chalk

  • pHAlkaline, Acid, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun, best display in dry summers as flowerheads rot in wet weather

Propagation Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests May be damaged by slugs, snails and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases Generally disease free

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