Are Tagetes the same as marigolds?
The common name Marigold refers to a variety of different plants; Tagetes and Calendua are both called Marigolds. But it gets confusing. The North American native marigold (Tagetes) is known as African Marigold, French Marigold and Aztec Marigold.
Do Mexican marigolds spread?
Do marigolds spread? Marigolds are rapidly growing plants and most varieties are self-seeding, which means they will drop seeds and spread throughout your yard or garden.
Is African marigold the same as Mexican marigold?
The African marigold (also known as Mexican marigold and American marigold) is just one species among many in the Tagetes genus. For example, this flower shouldn’t be confused with Tagetes lemmonii. Generally known as Lemmon’s Marigold, it is also sometimes referred to by the common name Mexican marigold.