Gvazdikinis serentis – Tagetes patula

Gvazdikinis serentis

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameGvazdikinis serentis
Latin plant nameTagetes patula L.
English plant nameFrench 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
  • yellow, yellow tints
  • orange
  • red, red tints
  • striped
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
Grouptypical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds. Seeds of Tagetes patula are smaller as Tagetes erecta. 400 - 500 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 5 - 8 grams of seeds sown Seeds are sown in pots or boxes between March and April. Seedlings should be thined out first time, later they should be replanted in the final growing place. Seeds can be sown to the final growing place. Seedlings are thined out with 20-25 cm distance. Seeds are sown in hotbeds or beds. The optimal seeds germination temperature is 16-18°C.

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