French Marigold: Our Favorite Flowers
2012, Dorling Kindersley Limited
French marigolds come in an array of bright colors over a long season and are a mainstay of gardeners everywhere. They are bushy and compact with small flowers and a neat overall appearance that feature multiple colors in a single flower head.
French marigold thrives in moist, well-drained soil and full sun. This annual can reach up to 12 inches tall, depending on variety. Its edible orange, red or yellow flowers come in singles and doubles; flowering is profuse and lasts till early fall.