Tagetes tenuifolia ‘Lemon Gem’ is native to Mexico. It is an easy growing herbaceous annual which adds a lot of bright colors. This variety is a dwarf plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family of plants. It grows 25cm high or 10in. It is commonly known as African Marigold ‘Lemon Gem’, or Lemon Gem Marigold. It is highly tolerant to pollution.
Tagetes tenuifolia ‘Lemon Gem’ is a perennial but really treated as an annual. It has bright yellow flowers from late spring up to almost the end of autumn. The leaves are pinnately divided and they are aromatic. Plant them in full sun in well-drained soil. they are good in borders and containers.
Tagetes tenuifolia ‘Lemon Gem’ is easy to maintain as no pruning is required flower deadheading helps get more flowers. Watch out for slugs and snails as well as red spider mite.