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Marigold Tagetes

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TAG-e-teez
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Edible: Flowers are bitter with a spicy, herbal flavor. "Lemon Gem' and 'Tangerine Gem' are quite flavorful. Remove the bitter, white base of the petal. May be harmful if eaten in large amounts. Use in tea. to color foods. and as a substitute for tarragon.

Wildlife Value: This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Tagetes
    Species:
    spp.
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower gardens as tender, herbaceous annual.
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico, Guatamala
    Wildlife Value:
    Seldom damaged by deer
    Edibility:
    Lemon Gem’ and ‘Tangerine Gem’ have the best flavor; remove the bitter, white base of the petal. May be harmful if eaten in large amounts. Used in tea, coloring foods, substitute for tarragon.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 9 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Herb
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Long Bloom Season
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Denticulate
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Patio
    Pool/Hardscape
    Recreational Play Area
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Edible Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Problems:
    Contact Dermatitis
    Poisonous to Humans
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Skin redness, burning pain, and blisters when broken skin is in contact with cell sap plus sunlight; nose and eye irritation from aroma of flowers.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Phototoxic thiophene derivatives
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves
    Roots