Tagetes patula 'Safari series'

French Marigold

Safari Bolero

Tips for Homeowners:

Water and fertilize regularly.

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Large, 3" flower with the warm colors of summer will perform vigorously even in the heat.

  • Extra-large flowers on dwarf plants
  • Flower petals are uniquely flattened on the flower
  • Easy to grow

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

Height: 10-12 in
Spread: 6-8 in
Zone: 10-11
Color: Gold, Orange, Red, Yellow

Interesting Notes about French Marigold:

Marigolds are an easy annual to grow in 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


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

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water