Tagetes erecta-African, American Marigold. As usual these did well in Fargo despite the heavy rain in June. 'Perfection Orange' and 'Perfection Yellow' received high marks during both evaluation times in Fargo. The Dickinson cultivars looked better in July; by August dead heads were detracting from their overall appearance and spider mites were present, causing some yellowing and loss of vigor.

Fargo Dickinson
July 24 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
American Indian Gold-Gri 10-12" 10-12" 12-15" 12-15" -- -- -- -- Fargo - Nice plants in July but loss of vigor by September- aster yellows?

Dickinson - Not tested
American Indian Yellow-Gri 10-12 8-10 12-20 10-15 -- -- -- -- F - Did alright but not as uniform as some other cultivars

D - Not tested
Antigua Gold-GS 8-12 8-10 12-15 10-15 8" 8-10" 12" 12" F - Not as uniform or floriferous as others in July, healthy and vigorous later

D - Uniform and floriferous by August
Antigua Orange-GS 8 8-10 10-12 8-12 8 8-10 10-12 8-12 F - Floriferous and uniform in July but not as healthy as some other groups

D - Uniform, floriferous and healthy in July, two dead plants by August
Antigua Primrose-GS 6-8 8-10 10 12 8 8-10 10-12 10-12 F - Did alright but by August one plant dying and it looked like aster yellows

D - Uniform, floriferous and healthy in July, by August dead heads more obvious
Antigua Yellow-GS 8 8 8-12 8-12 8 8 6-10 8-12 F - Very uniform early but dead heads more obvious than on other cultivars

D - Uniform, floriferous and healthy early, spider mites and dead heads in Aug.
Discovery Orange-Bod 8 6-8 10-12 8-12 -- -- -- -- F - Floriferous, healthy and nice early, not blooming as well by September

D - Not tested
Discovery Yellow-Bod 6-8 6-10 10-15 10-15 -- -- -- -- F - Compact, uniform and floriferous in July, not as uniform or floriferous later

D - Not tested
Inca Gold-GS 14 10-12 12-15 12-15 12 10 15-20 18-20 F - Floriferous and uniform early but some loss of vigor by August

D - Nice and showy in July but dead heads detracted from appearance later
Inca Orange-GS 12-14 12-14 12-18 10-15 12 10 20-24 18-20

F - Not as floriferous as some other cultivars and possible aster yellows in Sept.

D - Uniform, floriferous, nice in July, alright in August

Inca Yellow-GS 12-14 10-12 15-18 12-15 12 10 20-24 18-20 F - Uniform, floriferous and nice in July, dead heads more evident in September

D - Not as floriferous as others and possible aster yellows in August
Perfection Gold-GS 15 12 18-20 12-15 -- -- -- -- F - Healthy, uniform, floriferous in July, one dying plant by September

D - Not tested
Perfection Orange-GS 12-14 12-14 18-20 12-18 -- -- -- -- F - Healthy, floriferous and uniform all season

D - Not tested
Perfection Yellow-GS 15 12 18-20 12-18 -- -- -- -- F - Healthy, floriferous and uniform all season

D - Not tested