Plant Of The Month – Marigold

Marigolds are wonderful for the Autumn months, coming in rich colours of maroon, orange and red. They don’t just bloom in Autumn, however, they are also Spring and Summer flowers and are easy to care for (with few insect problems).

MarigoldAlthough native to Mexico and South America they can be found all over the world and can be planted in clay or sandy soil and prefer full sunlight. Some Marigolds can grow up to five feet tall.

There are 50 species of Marigold and some are known for having a lovely aroma and are long-lasting even when cut.