A flowering plant of the daisy family Asteraceae, the marigold is probably native to southern Europe, however, its long cultivation history makes its precise origin unknown. Marigolds can range in colour from white through yellow and orange to red and even pink.
Direct sow in spring when light frost is still possible. Can be sown until early summer for fall blooms.
Sow indoors in late winter, transplant outside when risk of heavy frost has passed.