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Tagetes filifolia - Lag.

Common Name Irish Lace
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range C. and S. America - Mexico to Costa Rica
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Half Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Tagetes filifolia Irish Lace


Tagetes filifolia Irish Lace

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Tagetes filifolia is a ANNUAL growing to 0.4 m (1ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts:
Edible Uses: Condiment.

The plants are used as a food flavouring[183].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Companion;  Insecticide;  Repellent.

Although no specific mention of the following use has been seen for this species, most if not all members of this genus probably have a similar effect to a greater or lesser degree. Secretions from the roots of growing plants have an insecticidal effect on the soil, effective against nematodes and to some extent against keeled slugs. These secretions are produced about 3 - 4 months after sowing[200]. The growing plant is also said to repel insects and can be grown amongst crops such as potatoes and tomatoes.

Cultivation details

Requires a well-drained moderately fertile soil in a sunny position[200]. Grows well in heavy clay soils and in sandy soils[188]. Grows well with tomatoes. Removing dead flowers before the seed is formed will extend the flowering season[188]. Plants are prone to slugs, snails and botrytis[188].

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Propagation

Seed - sow March in a greenhouse. Only just cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 2 weeks. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Tagetes micranthaLicorice marigold01
Tagetes minutaMuster-John-Henry22
Tagetes patulaFrench Marigold, Dwarf French Marigold22
Tagetes tenuifoliaLemon Marigold, Striped Mexican Marigold, Signet Marigold20

 

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