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This low-growing, low maintenance plant produces a profusion of flowers in a summer and autumn garden. Red, orange and yellow blooms, and blends thereof create a stunning display when mass planted. The pungent fragrance repels harmful insects and is successfully used as a companion plant in a vegetable garden. The fragrance is more herbal than floral.
Summer, Autumn, Spring
Collect the marigold flower heads. Dry them out and gently remove the seeds. Store dry until the following season.
Sow seeds directly into the garden after the last frost. Plants will self-seed from season to season. Replant seedlings where they are needed.
Is a very successful pot plant.
Can be used in a water-wise garden
Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees and butterflies
Repels harmful insects
Kills nematodes in soil, repels whitefly
America, Mexico and Guatemala
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Used as a digestive, diuretic and a sedative.
The flowers are edible and can be used in salads.
Yellow, Red, Orange