Tagetes are known almost universally in North America as
marigold, or variously as Mexican marigolds, African marigolds
or French marigolds. Depending on the species, marigold foliage
has a musky, pungent scent, though some varieties have been
bred to be scentless.
Marigolds are herbaceous annuals.
Other Names: Calendula, Pot Marigold,
Common Marigold, Garden Marigold, Ruddles, Tagetes,
Caltha, Ganda, Gols bloom, Gold Bloom, Holligold,
Marybud, Pot Marigold, Cowslip, Horse Blobs, Kingcups,
Leopard's Foot, Meadow Routs, Palsy Root, Water
Descriptions: Marigolds are lush hardy
annuals with bright colored pom-pom shape flower.
Size: Marigolds grow from 5" to 18"
Symbolism: Marigolds symbolize comforts
the heart, sacred affection, and sorrow.
Grow Details: Marigolds are hardy annuals,
that are easy to grow.
Soil Type: Sandy,
Soil PH: PH 6.0 - 7.5
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: Marigolds grow from 5"
to 18" tall.
Flower Colors: Orange, Yellow, Red,
Propagation: Propagate marigolds
Blooming Period: Spring to Fall
Herbal Remedy Properties: Marigold has
a number of homeopathic uses. Marigold has anti-inflammatory,
antiseptic, antifungal and antispasmodic properties.
Marigolds have been used externally, as healing
agent and can be used to treat bruises, burns,
wounds, eczema, sores, skin inflammations and
hemorrhoids. Marigolds can also be used as an
antifungal agent, it can be effective remedy against
athlete’s foot, Candida and ringworms. Marigolds
can be used internally to treat gastric ulcers
and various infections of mouth and throat.
Native Area: Marigolds are native to Mexico,
South America and Europe.
Other: The scent of marigolds is unappealing
to insects and rodents.
|"Marigold" is derived from "Mary's
Gold", and the plant is associated with the Virgin
Mary in Christian stories. Tagetes minuta or Mexican
Marigold, a tall upright marigold plant with small
flowers, is used as a culinary herb in Peru, Ecuador,
and parts of Chile and Bolivia, where it is called
by the Incan term huacatay.