Marigolds - A Classic Bedding Plant
are cheerful, compact yellow, orange and burgundy annuals with
flower shapes that can resemble daisies, coreopsis and
with variety from about 8" to 18"
are several divisions of marigold including: African (compact
plants with pom-pom like flowers), French (purple tinged stems
with double flowerheads) and Signets (upright plants with
multi-branched stems and single flowerheads). They tend to have
small daisy or carnation like flowers in shades of cream,
yellow, orange, burgundy and bi-colors.
Cultural Notes: Marigolds
are not fussy. Any good garden soil and a little water during
dry spells should keep them happy.
Marigolds are very pest free. In fact, they are often used to
keep pests away. They will get powdery mildew in damp or humid
summers. Planting in full sun, with air flow, will lessen the
Deadheading will prolong the bloom period.
Design Tips: Marigolds
make nice border plants and mix well in containers. They blend
well with yellow and orange daylilies, extending the color
between daylily blooms.