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Old 04-22-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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I want to plant something yellow in front of my house here in southern VA and am wondering if marigolds would grow well only receiving morning sun. They would get sun probably from sun up to about noon or one oclock. They would then only get indrect light but there would be no shortage of that as well. Any suggestions is appreciated.
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Yep. They'll do fine, just grow a little slower than those in full sun. Begonias are another good choice. New Guinea impatiens are nice too.
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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Yeah I grew begonias last year and were huge and so healthy. I have New Guineas on the front porch in a pot. I was particularly looking for a bright flower to plant in front of my darkly painted house. Well, I will give the marigolds a shot. Thanks!

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Old 04-22-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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My marigolds are in northern VA, and they are doing well in a spot that doesn't get as much sun as I'd like. I get more sun than you but still it's pretty shady. I planted them even though I don't have any truly sunny spots, because they deter the deer.

BTW paperhouse, I've been meaning to tell you that my marigold seedlings are doing very well. Next week I'll post photos. They got a slow start, but now are taking off. Thanks again for all your help and encouragement.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:45 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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the yellow plant [annual - heavy reseeder] i had in my front bed last year [eastern exposure] was Pot Marigolds aka English Marigolds. Only thing i found is by the end of the season, they looked a bit "unkept", they were also still blooming when i pulled them out of hte ground in early Nov. [in zone5a]

I could dig up a photo if you are intestested.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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a photo would be great. thanks.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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here is what i've found so far... i'm looking for a particular photo... lets hope i can find it.

Here is a cluster of the blooms. they are more daisy-like than Marigold-like




Here is a single bloom



Here is what the seeds look like ... you can see how many you get from 1 flower.

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Old 04-24-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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I thought I had taken more images of my front yard, but i guess i didn't. I also had them full sun - southern exp.

first shot is when they were still small. these were all Winter Sown.



This image is the southern exp. I do not water during the season... they are quite drought tolerant. I do believe there are 7 plants here, and i think if you do not want them to get so tall, you can 'pinch them back'. The flowers are very cute, and if you dead head, you will not get so many seeds.

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Old 04-25-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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Yellow dahlias might be good, too.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:02 AM
 
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why did my marigolds grow so tall? easily 4-5ft. I would prefer them to be 12-18" like the package said
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