Marigold, Lemon Drop – seed packet – $2.99 – Sold Out
Related tags: Aster Family, drought tolerant, Insectary plant, tea herb
(Tagetes patula) Annual in the Aster Family, native to the Americas. This charming cultivar sports compounded florets of bright yellow ray flowers on small plants, 8-18” tall. Foliage pinnate. Used in companion-planting to keep away insect pests. As medicine, the flowers are anti-viral & anti-bacterial, and have been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, as well as many other conditions. Tea of flowers is robust, caffeine-free beverage.
Planting suggestions: Average garden soil sufficient. Full sun. Sow in flats inside around the time of the Final Frost, or direct-seed once soil has warmed. Space 6”18” apart, or grow in pots. Dead-head to encourage continued blooming, or harvest flowers for medicine when fully open.
Contains at least 100 seeds.