- 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.
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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.
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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- Tomatoes and peppers in the vegetable garden.
- Mix in beds or containers with lantana, sun coleus, and salvia.