Tagetes or Marigold is a summer annual, robust adding bright color to any garden or potted arrangements. It is easy to grow and there is a range of varieties from 6″ to 4′ tall. Flowers range in color from light yellow through gold and orange and some maroon.
Marigolds bloom from early summer to late in the season. They are also easy to grow from seed or buy from a local nursery. They love the sun and water plenty. Varieties include the popular Tagetes erecta, also known as American Marigold, Tagetes filifolia (Irish Marigold), Tagetes patula (French Marigold).