Tagetes spp.
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Tagetes spp.

Mary's gold

  family asteraceae 
  genus tagetes 

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Genus  Tagetes Species  spp. Variety  Cultivar  Common names  marigold   Mary's gold   bitterball   biiyildjaaih Family  ASTERACEAE Specimen number  S8791 Data source  ColorNat p19;DyePl p23;DyeFib p83
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit    Overall height  6" - 2' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Tagetes spp. have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. A range of possible colors can be produced by Mary's gold (also known as bitterball and marigold) including yellow-orange, gold, yellow, dull green, golden yellow, rust, orange, gold and buff. Tagetes spp. is known as biiyildjaaih in Navajo.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Flowers Dye color  yellow-orange,gold,yellow,dull green,golden yellow,rust,orange,gold,buff
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Tagetes spp. is thought to originate from Mexico and Southwest US.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Tagetes spp. has an annual life cycle.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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