Whether you call them Mountain Lemon Marigolds, or Copper Canyon Daisies, the citrusy-smelling shrub the terms refer to yield yellow blooms that are both fragrant and pretty, besides being also easy to grow, especially when gardeners undertake to produce them in areas where they already bloom.
These are hearty mountainous plants, so they are often unaffected by poor soil quality and will bloom under less than auspicious environments, surviving drought and heat spells equally well. Blooms occur throughout the year, peaking in fall, to the point where greenery may be invisible. Home-grown varieties may need some taming and a bit of pinching back. Too much shade and hydration can cause them to get leggy.
- These mountainous plants do well, generally, even in poor soil and will survive drought and heat-spells.
- Too much shade cover and an excess of hydration can make this otherwise easygoing plant a bit leggy.
- Although this shrub produces blooms all year, it produces the most in fall, when it can actually make the greenery of the plant appear to disappear.
“They are upright, evergreen to semi-evergreen shrubs which can grow 3-6 feet (.91-1.8 m.) tall and wide. They are true marigold plants, and their foliage is described as heavily scented like marigold with a hint of citrus and mint. Because of their light citrus scent, in some regions they are known as tangerine scented marigolds.”