Blooming Marigold Notes

This page cites marigolds that grew well and bloomed well for us.

Spring 2020

French Marigold, Lemon Drop, (Tagetes patula)
French Marigold, Naughty Marietta, (Tagetes patula)
French Marigold, Spanish Brocade, (Tagetes patula)
CrackerJack Mix

Fall 2020

  • Queen Sophia – Bloomed well and more in the fall than spring or summer. Blooms were 1-1.5″ rather than the 2-2.5″ advertised by Johnny’s. Leaves of the plant are edible and are used as flavorful salad greens and garnish. Also known as French marigold. AAS winner. Edible Flowers: Use the flowers to dress up salads and desserts or cooked in egg or rice dishes. Flavor is floral with hints of citrus and spice, and slightly bitter. Remove the petals from the flower base before consuming as the base can be quite bitter.
  • Signet Marigold, Lemon Gem, 0.5 g – (Tagetes tenuifolia) 59 days. Powerfully scented 10-20 in. tall plants with lots of 1 in. bright yellow blooms. Petals and leaves are edible, leaves taste very similar to Peruvian huacatay and can be used as a substitute for parsley. 
  • Marigold Durango Tangerine
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