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Tagetes erecta Inca I Orange (Inca I Series)
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African marigold [Inca I Orange]

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

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring
Summer Orange Green
Autumn Orange Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Potentially harmful
Foliage may aggravate skin allergies. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
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

Name status

Trade

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
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

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

Diseases

Generally disease free

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