The Transylvania Times -

By Barbara Jackson
Ext. Master Gardener 

Master Gardener: Marigolds - More Than Just Another Pretty Flowers

 

Last updated 6/15/2020 at 12:35pm



The marigold is perhaps the most popular annual flower. During planting season, the nurseries and garden centers are filled with their showy blooms. Marigolds are a compact bushy plant originating in Mexico that come in a multitude of varieties of varying sizes and color combinations of yellow, orange and red. They are great in beds, in containers or used as an edging plant. Marigolds are fairly easy to grow. They prefer sun to partial sun and like well drained to moist soil. If kept deadheaded of spent blooms, they continue to produce gorgeous blossoms throughout the growing season....



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