• Plant Type: Annual
  • Sun: Part Shade
  • Plant Size: 6-12 inches

These compact marigolds aren’t short on blooms. Marigolds are the perfect companion for vegetables in a garden and in containers. The pretty blooms are edible, too. Sprinkle the petals over a salad. Plant after all danger of frost is passed.

Plant Spacing: 8-12 inches.

Secrets to Success »

Place in well-drained soil and feed with a slow-release fertilizer upon planting. Pinch off old blooms with your thumb to make marigolds bounce back with more.

Use »

The size and shape of these marigolds are perfect for containers, baskets, patio pots, landscape beds, or by the mailbox. A great cut flower for old-fashioned bouquets, gardeners have also relied on them for generations in the vegetable garden to ward off nematodes and pests.

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