African Marigold (Tagetes erecta)
Orange Beast F1
Bred as a cutflower ‘Orange Beast’ F1 has extremely deep orange flowers due to the high Lutein content, a natural carotenoid used as an additive in the pharmaceutical and beauty industries. Great as a cutflower, border plant and butterfly attractant with 9-10cm wide flowers on 100-120 cm tall plants.
English common name: African Marigold
Typical stem length: 60-80 cm
Typical vase life: 7-10 days.
Maturity: Early, grown as an annual, prefers full sun.
Best period to harvest as a cutflower: once the flowers have turned deep orange and either partially or fully unfurled.
Production: open field or glasshouse.