The vast array of garden marigolds traces back to three ancestors: African marigolds
, French marigolds, and signet marigolds, all of which originated in the Americas.
Although we call these flowers French or African marigolds
, their forbears are plants of the South West United States and Central and South America, so we should really be calling them American marigolds.
Adopt the same procedure for peppers, aubergines and any of the tender plants you are growing as companion plants for your veg, such as French and African marigolds
Exception: | Adopt the same procedure for peppers, aubergines and any of the tender plants you are growing as companion plants for your veg, such as French and African marigolds
It belongs to a different species, in fact, than the French or African marigolds
soon to open their sunny heads in gardens almost everywhere.
Sow under glass varieties of slow maturing bedding plants such as petunias, lobelia and African marigolds
Planting onions or chives close to carrots is supposed to deter carrot fly, French or African marigolds
have a strong aroma which is supposed to confuse aphids searching for tender salad leaves.
We are talking about all those vibrant bedding plants such as French and African marigolds
, lobelia, cleome, busy lizzies, petunias, zinnias, gazanias, cosmos, molucella, felicia, helichrysum, brachycome and amaranthus, all of which can be grown inexpensively from seed.
Use a heated propagator to sow half-hardy annuals and other bedders like antirrhinums, African marigolds
, begonias, gazanias and lobelias ?
Use a heated propagator to sow half-hardy annuals and other bedding plants including antirrhinums, African marigolds
, Begonia semperflorens, gazanias and lobelias.
In some gardens only the most lively and vivid oranges, reds and golds - those of sun-Oowers, French and African marigolds
and zinnias - are allowed to mix with vegetables.
TYPES & TRAITS TOP PERFORMERS African marigolds
Compact forms (10-14 (Tagetes erecta).
The low-growing Nugget or French marigolds, as well as the medium-size Inca and tallest Lady or African marigolds
, do best when planted either before or after our long spell of hot weather.