How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Marigolds are either annual or perennial plants
that do well in edgings, borders, or pots. Leaves are finely
divided and often have a strong scent. Flowers can bloom from
early summer into winter and attract butterflies. Color varies
and includes yellow, orange, brownish-red, and maroon.
Optimum conditions for growth
Marigolds do well in areas with full sun. They require
moderate to regular water, however avoid overhead sprinkling
on taller plants as stems can break from the weight of the
water. Extend the blooming period by pruning off old flowers.
Yellow blossom of marigold