Seeds: Marigold, Botanical Interests, Naughty Marietta French Marigold
These gorgeous yellow and maroon flowers are as beautiful as the starlet depicted on the poster of the 1935 movie, Naughty Marietta. This tough garden standard is very easy to grow from seed and blooms profusely and continuously from summer to frost. Fairly drought tolerant, great for containers, attracts butterflies and may repel soil nematodes. French marigolds are edible, but with a very strong flavor similar to their pungent scent.