Lemon Marigold
Nectar Plant for Butterflies

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Lemon Marigold   Tagetes lemmonii
Butterfly Nectar Plant

A Phaon Crescent (Phyciodes phaon) enjoys nectar from Lemon Marigold (Tagetes lemonii)

A Phaon Crescent Phyciodes phaon enjoys Lemon Marigold

Botanical Name: Tagetes lemonii

Common Names: Lemon Marigold, Mexican Marigold, Bush Marigold

Flower - Bloom color: Deep Yellow - Gold

Plant type: Perennial

Zone: 8 - 11

Light: Sun

Size: 4 feet

Water: Average

Soil: Average

Propagation: Cuttings, layering

Notes: Leaves are scented. This plant is noticed when someone walks past it. A slight wind or brush of jeans across the leaves releases a fantastic fragrance in the air. Plant next to a walkway!