The small French Marigold, Tagetes patula, seems the preferred species but Tagetes erecta, the African or American variety, also works in some areas. Marigolds germinate at 21–24° C in seven days. Space 30 cm apart. Skippers will take nectar from this traditional dye plant.
Black Swallowtail | Cabbage White | Monarch
Mourning Cloak | Red Admiral | Silver Skipper | Silvery Blue
Skipper | Sulphur | Tawny Crescent | Tiger Swallowtail | Vanessa | White Admiral
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