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Yellow Boy Marigold

Tagetes patula 'Yellow Boy'

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Yellow Boy Marigold (Tagetes patula 'Yellow Boy') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Yellow Boy Marigold flowers

Yellow Boy Marigold flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  French Marigold

Group/Class:  Boy Series

Brand:  Ball

Ornamental Features

Yellow Boy Marigold features bold yellow pincushion flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant ferny leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Yellow Boy Marigold is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Yellow Boy Marigold is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Yellow Boy Marigold will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Yellow Boy Marigold is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features