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Tagetes lemmonii

Tagetes lemmonii
copper canyon daisy; Lemmon's marigold
Tagetes lemmonii
Just planted in June

Common name copper canyon daisy; Lemmon's marigold
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers yellow (fall)
Size 36"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes drought-tolerant

Marigold cousin native to the Sonoran desert (Arizona, northern Mexico) with strongly aromatic foliage and a profusion of yellow flowers. Flowers appear mainly in fall, but an early flush may arrive in spring. We planted ours in early June, and waited patiently till mid-November for it to bloom. In the meantime, the planting around it, especially the pennisetum grasses, got rather larger, hiding our plant from easy view. We also miss out on its fragrance because of its out-of-the-way location, so maybe I'll move it to a more prominent location next year.

copper canyon daisy; Lemmon's marigold
Getting ready for its spring flush of flowers, early April

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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