• 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 patula 'Honeycomb'

French marigold 'Honeycomb'

French marigold 'Honeycomb'

© � RHS 1999

  • Other common names French marigold 'Honeycomb'

  • 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 'Honeycomb' is a dwarf French marigold to 25cm, with fully double, crested flowers to 5cm across, the light mahogany-red petals edged with deep yellow


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Leaf

  • Toxicity Foliage may aggravate skin allergies



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline


  • 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 Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Water freely in dry spells

Propagation Propagate by seed sown at 21�C in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Cut Flowers Low Maintenance City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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