One of the simplest – and most beautiful – flowers to grow, marigolds guarantee a reliable splash of color all summer long.
Sunlight: Full sun
Maturity: 50-80 days from seed to flower
Height: 6 to 18 inches
Spacing: 8 to 18 inches apart in all directions
Marigolds (Tagates erecta) are an easy-to-grow, compact flower ranging in color from pale yellow to deep orange and rust. They make a spectacular addition to containers and borders or scattered throughout the garden. Also, great for dried blossom arrangements.
Marigolds tolerate a wide range of soil and climate conditions, but especially love heat. There are many varieties of this cheerful garden favorite from miniature to giant. Try growing marigolds in and around vegetable plants to repel insect pests. Hardy annual. (more…)