Marigolds ( tagetes )
aster family.Rhode tagetes.
natural climatic conditions: the climate of the temperate latitudes and subtropics (currently kinds of subtropical origin fully acclimatized).
Herbaceous plants bare-ribbed stems, leaves (all cultivated species) neparnoperistorassechennye to midrib;serrated edge segments;inflorescence - a basket, it can be single or two-tone, in the latter case, the color of the flowers of different reed pipe;can be nemahrovymi (1-3 number of ray flowers on the edge of the inflorescence), semi-double (50% ligule) and terry (50% ligule or long tube);fruit - achene.
There are also special classes of inflorescences: tubular, transitional and reed, named for the type of flowers, decorative decisive.
Tagetes rejected (French} * The main stem is erect, but tip is below the tops of the lateral branches of the first order, that move away from it at an acute angle at the top and at the right - at the bottom and, in turn, branch into a branch of the second, third and fourth orders, leaves up to 14 c
All kinds of marigold (tagetesa) unpretentious.Moisture Requirements: drought-resistant plants, but for abundant flowering in the first half of the summer you need to provide enough moisture, which was later reduced to a minimum.
requirements to heat and light: heat-loving plants are sensitive to frost (seedlings die at minus 1 ° C, mature specimens do not withstand temperatures below minus 2 ° C), prefer sunny places, but can grow in partial shade.
to soil requirements: can grow in different soils in composition, but prefer loamy.Feeding in the first half of the summer - complete mineral fertilizer, during the second half - only phosphorus and potassium fertilizers.
Reproduction: in growing several varieties of one type of spatial isolation is necessary in order to avoid cross-pollination by insects.You can plant seedlings ready in the second half of May.
Features: can be grown in open ground.They can grow on the balconies of high-rise buildings.