Tagetes patula-French Marigold. These did not perform as well this year as they have in the past. Aster yellows was also a big problem by September.

Fargo Dickinson
July 24 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Aurora Mix-WG 6-10" 8-10" 8-12" 8-12" 4-8" 4-10" 8-12" 10-15" Fargo - Not uniform, nice mix of color but many dead heads

Dickinson - Lacked uniformity but had good bloom all season
Bonanza Bolero-AAS(99) 6-8 6-10 6-10 6-12 6-8 6-10 6-10 6-12 F - Orange with red; Nicest of the French marigolds in July, aster yellows by Sept.

D - Lacked uniformity all season, good bloom by August
Hero Flame Improved-Bod 6-8 6-8 8 12 -- -- -- -- F - Orange/bronze; Aster yellows in July, lacked uniformity

D - Not tested
Hero Orange Improved-Bod 4-6 4-8 4-8 6-10 -- -- -- -- F - Golden orange to orange; Lots of dead heads in July, lacked uniformity

D - Not tested
Hero Yellow-Bod 2-4 4-8 8 8 -- -- -- -- F - No vigor and not uniform

D - Not tested
Janie Gold-WG 4-5 5-6 4-6 6-8 -- -- -- -- F - Good bloom on small plants in July, aster yellows by September

D - Not tested
Janie Mixed-WG 4-8 6-10 6-10 6-12 4-6 6-8 6-10 6-12 F - Good bloom early but lacked uniformity all season, aster yellows by September

D - Poorest of French marigolds in Dickinson
Little Hero Fire-Bod 4-6 4-6 6 8 -- -- -- -- F - Gold/bronze; Small and not uniform early, no vigor later-3 plants dead

D - Not tested
Safari Tangerine-Bod 6-8 6-10 4-8 6-10 -- -- -- -- F - Orange; Did alright but had aster yellows by September

D - Not tested
Safari Yellow-Bod 6-8 4-10 8-10 8-12 -- -- -- -- F - Dead heads obvious all season, lacked uniformity and aster yellows by Sept.

D - Not tested

Troubadour Yellow-WG 4-6 6-10 8 8-10 -- -- -- -- F - Lacked uniformity early, one of the better groups in September

D - Not tested