It Tagetes erecta used internally in the treatment of indigestion, colic, severe constipation, coughs and dysentery. It needs full sun and it occurs from sea level up to an altitude of m in the tropics. The flowers are rich in carotenoids, and are thus used to make food and feed pigments.
Site tall varieties in locations sheltered from strong winds and heavy rains. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. I received my seeds in trade here on DG and did not know quite what to expect.
Nutritional tables Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value References References. A yellow dye obtained from the flowers can be used as a saffron substitute for colouring and flavouring foods. The fruits and seeds are: Garden locations Culture Annual.
Most horticultural selections grow best in soil with good drainage, even though some cultivars are known to have good tolerance to drought. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.
Neutral On Aug 30,kaenjie2 from Sabah, Malaysia wrote: Opposite leaves at the bottom alternate at the top, up to 20 cm long, pinnate, composed of 11 to 17 leaflets, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, up to 5 cm long and 1.
Cultivation details Landscape Uses: Removing dead flowers before the seed is formed Tagetes erecta extend the flowering season.
Tagetes species are hence often used in companion planting for tomatoeggplantchili peppertobaccoand potato. The fresh receptacle is eaten by children.
Nutritional aspects Nutritional attributes The Mexican marigold is mainly a source of xanthophyll pigments. Triploid F1 hybrids T. Typically, the xanthophyll used in fish farming is astaxanthin, either synthetic or from natural sources, rather than lutein from Tagetes erecta Breithaupt, Secretions from the roots of growing plants have an insecticidal effect on the soil, effective against nematodes and to some extent against keeled slugs.
To avoid this, orange red xanthophylls are added after feeding yellow xanthophylls during the initial phase Breithaupt, I love African Marigolds because the flowers are so large and long lasting. The archaeological record of the use of Tagetes erecta among pre-Hispanic civilizations is not as abundant as in the case of other species of the same family.Tagetes erecta is a ANNUAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by m (1ft 4in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9 and is frost tender. It is in flower in July. Mexican marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) is an herbaceous plant from the sunflower family, cultivated commercially for its yellow flowers, both as an ornamental plant and as a source of feed pigments and food colouring additives.
Tagetes. Tagetes erecta L. Tagetes erecta L.
is an accepted name This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Tagetes (family Compositae). The record derives from TICA (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name (record F19CFA0D-EEB-8E4FEDE96) with original publication details:. Product Features African Aztec Marigold - Seeds - Tagetes Erecta Double Tall Shiny Orange.
Browse pictures and read growth / cultivation information about Marigold, African Marigold, Aztec Marigold (Tagetes erecta) supplied by member gardeners in the PlantFiles database at Dave's Garden.
Triploid F1 hybrids (T.
erecta x T. patula) combine the large flowers of the African marigold with the more compact size of the French marigold into vigorous plants featuring ” diameter flowers on stems rising ” tall.
These triploids seem unaffected by high summer heat and generally bloom throughout the summer.Download