Plant Care Dwarf Marigold

Dwarf Marigold

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About Dwarf Marigold

Lemon Marigold is an attractive, flowering perennial or annual in the aster family. It is often grown for its ornamental value and the foliage, when crushed, is more aromatic than most other plants. It will grow best from seed that you can start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost date.


Tagetes tenuifolia

Also known as

Dwarf marigold, Signet marigold, Golden marigold, marigold and asteraceae tagetes signata

How to care for Dwarf Marigold


How often to water your Dwarf Marigold

Water needs for Dwarf Marigold
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf Marigold needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dwarf Marigold

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Dwarf Marigold in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf Marigold: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dwarf Marigold love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dwarf Marigold does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dwarf Marigold in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Dwarf Marigold

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dwarf Marigold: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dwarf Marigold after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Dwarf Marigold is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Dwarf Marigold

Dwarf Marigold

Dwarf Marigold

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Dwarf Marigold has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Dwarf Marigold has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Dwarf Marigold has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Dwarf Marigold has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
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Grows quickly and easily, beautiful colors and smells excellent

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower

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