Marigolds ( tagetes )

August 12, 2017 17:52 | Flowers On The Balcony

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

m long and 7 cm wide, dark green; inflorescences can be one- and two-color, monochrome are as light-yellow and red-brown or orange, most varieties have a two-tone coloring of inflorescences, reed flowers can have spots or fringe another color Tagetes erect (African) * Leaves to 20 cm long and 13 cm wide, light green or green;. inflorescences always one color from light yellow; inflorescence tubular class are found only in this species. Tagetes fine-leaved (Mexican) ♦ Branching stem almost completely analogous to that of tagetesa rejected, but the lateral branches without exception only depart at an acute angle, and the overall shape of the bush is more compact;leaves to 8 cm long and 3 cm wide, light green;terry forms there;inflorescence or single-color or two-color (only the yellow and orange).

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.