Tagetes or Marigold is a genus of annuals and perennial plants. They are usually robust plants with flowers that add bright color to any garden or potted arrangements. Tagetes is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. Tagetes are native to the Americas.
They are 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).