Water Wise Plants
Mexican Bush Marigold
4 ft. to 6 ft. wide and 3 ft. to 6 ft. tall
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Full to half sun
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
Mexican bush marigold can become large and ungainly, so we recommend shearing this plant several inches from the ground in the spring to keep the plant compact and give it a nice shape. Also you should prune out any frost damage once the danger of frost is over.
Tagetes lemmonii is not long-lived in the garden, but if you like yellow flowers and enjoy the smell of its leaves this plant is worth planting. In the water wise garden in Palo Alto, we removed Tagetes lemmonii because it repeatedly suffered frost damage and was not attractive.