French Marigold

Tagetes patula

Exploding with fiery petals, French marigolds top the charts of good-looking plants. Native to the highlands of Central Mexico, these flowers double as a favored spice in Georgian cuisine. It’s even used to enhance or replace saffron! That’s right. French Marigold is edible. Exotic!

Sprouts in: 1 – 2 weeks

Full size in: 4 – 8 weeks

Enjoy for: 4 – 12 weeks

  • Marigold requires very little care.

  • Expect to see first flowers in about 45 days after planting.

  • In addition to its beauty it is edible also. You may use the flowers to garnish your dishes or use it to give your food some color (e.g. use it as safran).

  • Remove withered flowers and new ones will appear soon.

  • Depending on how you take care of your French Marigold pods last up to 3 months.

French Marigold