Tagetes lemmonii
"Mexican Marigold"

EASY EASY EASY! This almost ever-blooming shrub flowers all year long with its most exceptional display in Winter! 2” bright yellow marigold-esque flowers bloom in profusion on a 4’x6’ somewhat sprawling shrub with finely cut delicate leaves renowned for their fragrant musky mint scent. Tolerates clay and fairly non-fertile soils – try it in places where “nothing grows”! Exceptionally deer resistant and drought tolerant after being established for a year. Makes a great food sources for hungry butterflies and bees during those months of scarcity. Prune at any time for best shape or to control size. And don’t worry, it will bounce back after a freeze. Some people are sensitive to the oils in the foliage so wear protective clothing when pruning.

Matri B.,
Gardener at Large

Sun/Part Shade
Low Water

Perennial Shrub
USDA zones 8-11