Saturday, June 7, 2008

Pretty picture: Tagetes patula

I'm honestly unable to reach a decision on whether I like these guys or not. The smell's okay, the colors are good, the plants themselves come and go. They don't look so pretty when they need to be deadheaded, I'm discovering. (The same goes for Gazania, alas, though I still think I like Gazania.) Also they don't shake off spider mite infestations very readily, it seems. But still. There are worse plants out there. So I don't know.

1 comment:

Paul said...

I've never had a spidermite problem with them outdoors. Not sure how much our humidity may help. Yeah, narigolds definitely fall into the "must deadhead" category.

I do like having some mixed in with other colors of flower for some bright contrast.