Common Name : Tagets, Genda, Zandu, Banthi, puvvu, Chandu Hoovu,Camanti
Marigold is a flowering and fragrant plant. It has scented smell, This is a annual plant used for beautifying the gardens and houses.
Tagetes species vary in size from 0.1 to 2.2 m tall. Most species have pinnate green leaves. Blooms naturally occur in golden, orange, yellow, and white colors often with maroon highlights . This flower heads are typically (1-) to 4–6 cm diameter.
There are two varieties of marigold commonly used 1. French Marigold (small size plants)and 2. African Marigold (big size plants)
Propagation and caring tips: Propagation done by seeds from flower.
Growing : Throught the year
Soil : Marigold support wide range of soils, fertile and loamy soil suits very well. soil pH range should be 6.5 to 7.5.
Shade : Marigolds require Some hours sunlight for the growth. Marigold flowers thrives best in hot and dry as well as humid
weather conditions.The ideal temperature for optimal growth is 15 °C – 30 °C.
Irrigation in Marigold Farming: Marigold requires moisture in the soil, watering should be done once in a week or as and when needed as per soil need.
Flowering Time:- The Marigold gives flowers for the duration is about 4 months to 5 months