Fig Marigold


Fig Marigold

The Fig Marigold (Carpobrotus edulis), native to South Africa, is a semi-hardy perennial from the Aizoaceae family, one of 30 species[1] in the Carpobrotus genus.

Fig Marigold

Some of the famous names of the plant include Pigface, Sour Fig, Ice Plant, Hottentot Fig, Highway Ice Plant, and Cape Fig. Fig Marigold is a branched, erect, creeping, moderately vigorous succulent species that grows to about 5 feet wide and about 1 foot tall.

Pink Fig Marigold Flower

The elongated leaves are fleshy, about 12.5 cm (5 inches) long and about 0.5 inches (1.2 cm) thick, with a triangular cross-section, opposite, slightly fused at the base, light green, waxy, sometimes tinged red around the edges, and generally orange or reddish with age.

Yellow Fig Marigold Flower

The large, conspicuous pink and yellow flowers (7 to 8.5 cm wide) stand individually at the end of short side branches (i. e., individually and at the end of side branches). They stand on a succulent stem and have many false “petals” (30 to 35 mm long and 1.5 to 2.5 mm wide).

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Key References
  • [1]“FPS-571/FP571: Tagetes patula French Marigold”. Accessed November 08, 2021. Link.

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