Didysis serentis – Tagetes erecta

Didysis serentis

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameDidysis serentis
Latin plant nameTagetes erecta L.
English plant nameAfrican Marigold
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Borders
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • dry soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 15 to 20
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
  • short – 21-40 cm
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • yellow, yellow tints
  • orange
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
  • 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
  • autumn - September - October
Blooming period5 months
General ornamentalityvery decorative
Ornamentality duration, months6
Groupnon-typical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds. 300 - 400 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 6 - 10 grams of seeds sown. Seeds are sown indoors in pots or boxes between March and April. Seeds germinate within 6-14 days at 16 - 18°C. Seeds stay viable for 2-3 years. Cross-pollinated flower, isolation distance is 150-200 m. Seed yield is 2-15 g per plant. Seed yield is 25-28 g for a square meter.

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