As the impatiens is to shady gardens, so is the marigold to sunny gardens. These incredibly easy to grow annuals can be directly seeded in the garden in mid to late May.
American and African types produce big, double blooms up to 15 cm (6") across on taller, sturdy, strong stemmed plants. French types are more refined, compact plants with more numerous, but somewhat smaller blossoms. Marigolds are superb for edging, mass plantings, containers and window boxes.
The unusual scent of marigolds can help to repel insects and are often planted in vegetable gardens for this reason. Our seed is "detailed," i.e., about 90% of the seed tail is removed for easier handling and ultimate raw seed sowing for commercial growers using automatic seeders.