Tagetes patula 'Little Hero series'

French Marigold

Little Hero Yellow

Tips for Homeowners:

Water and fertilize regularly.

Rate this Plant:

You must login to rate plants.
This plant has not yet been rated.

Flowers are carnation-like and with lots of color choices on upright mounds of delicate foliage.

  • A nice mix of colors on this crested marigold
  • Flowers are large in shades of red, yellow and orange
  • Easy to grow

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

Height: 6-8 in
Spread: 6-8 in
Zone: 10-11
Color: 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


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

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Humming-birds

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Upright
  • Mounding

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Average Water