Marigold/ Daspethiya


Tagetes erecta

Common name: Marigold

Scientific name: Tagetes erecta

Marigolds are among the most common and favorite of all bedding flowers. The daisy-shaped inflorescences in colors ranging from yellow and gold to orange, red, and mahogany brings the color of sunshine to your garden.


Environment Outdoor
Plant type Flowering plant
Available colors Yellow, Orange
Growth habit Upright
Mature height 6 – 8 inches
Mature width 5 – 6 inches
Soil condition Well drained medium.
Sunlight Direct light
Water requirement Once per 2- 3 days.
Nutrition requirement Add flowering fertilizer once per 7 – 10 days.
Maintenance Remove dry leaves & flowers once per 2 – 3 days. Protect from continuous heavy rains.
Common issues Susceptible to diseases. Spray a recommended fungicide during rainy season.
Pot size 14cm