• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Tagetes erecta 'Inca Orange' (Inca Series)

African marigold 'Inca Orange'

African marigold 'Inca Orange'

© � RHS 2001

  • Other common names African marigold 'Inca Orange'

  • Genus Tagetes can be annuals or perennials of upright growth, with strongly aromatic pinnately divided leaves and showy daisy-like, single or double flower-heads in summer and autumn

  • Family Asteraceae / Asteraceae

  • Species 'Inca Orange' is an African marigold to 30cm, with large, fully double, bright orange flowers from early summer to early autumn


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar_Upright#Columnar/Upright

  • Fragrance Leaf

  • Toxicity Foliage may aggravate skin allergies



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    1-2 years

How to grow

Cultivation Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun, best display in dry summers as flowerheads rot in wet weather

Propagation Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Garden Edging City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests May be damaged by slugs, snails and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases Generally disease free

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