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Desert MarigoldMojave Marigold is an absolutely beautiful plant.
With 10 to 30 inch stems and gorgeous yellow flowers, Desert Marigold will brighten up any area. .
Desert Marigold begins to bloom in March/April in areas to which it is native after sufficient winter rainfall. Their tolerance to drought, heat and winter conditions and long flowering season have made this a very popular plant among gardeners.
Found in the Mojave and Chihuahuan deserts from elevations of 100 to 6500 feet, on mesas, alluvial fans and sometimes at the edges of washes, Desert Marigold can continue to bloom well into fall with little watering. Many tortoises find the flowers irresistible.
USDA Zone(s): 7-10
Sunset Zone(s) All Zones
Blooming Period: Spring/Summer/Fall
Color: Bright Yellow
Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type: Gravelly, sandy, alkaline, no clay soils.
Water Usage: Xeric once established
Collection elevation: 2890
Location: San Bernardino County