Tagetes erecta 'Antigua Primrose'

African Marigold

Tips for Homeowners:

Water and fertilize regularly. Remove old flowers to encourage new ones. 

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This marigold features large colorful flowers all season into fall in the garden and in summer bouquets.

  • Large, 3" yellow flowers will cover the entire plant
  • Plant has bushy, mounding habit
  • Heat tolerant

Bring summer long color to borders, mass plantings or in containers.

Height: 10-12 in
Spread: 10-12 in
Zone: 9-11
Color: Yellow

Interesting Notes about African Marigold:

Marigolds are an easy annual to grow. They tolerate poor soils as long as it is well-drained.  If the soil is heavy in organic matter the plant will over-produce the foliage and under-produce the flowers.  They need full sun for the production of flowers, but will take some shade, especially if it is in the afternoon.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Garden
  • Border or Bed
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great Foliage
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • Rock Garden
  • Fragrant
  • Fast Growing
  • Blooms all Season

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained