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marigold

Herbal medicine
(1) Calendula, see there; Calendula officinalis.  
(2) Tagetes patula, a bushy annual native to Central America that is rich in esters, phenols and volatile oils; it is analgesic, antiseptic and a stimulant.

marigold,

n See calendula.
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French marigolds, impatiens, petunias, phlox and zinnias should be sown now.
25 for a tray of six French marigolds about two inches high.
Or there's the kind with a patch of grass and two token rows of dwarf French marigolds either side of the front path as a sign that summer is here.
The same size is ideal for French marigolds but my African marigolds go into 15s.
Marigolds make a farce out of plant names since the tall types, known as African marigolds; and the short types, known as French marigolds, are both native to Mexico.
In spring and summer, French marigolds go here; in fall, these are replaced with |Majestic Giant' pansies or |King Henry' violas.
COLOURFUL From left, Pulsatilla Pinwheel purple, French Marigolds and Clematis alpina Constance
9 Marigold Zenith Mixed Growing to 1ft 2in (14in), Zenith is a hybrid of African and French marigolds, with bushy flowers in orange, red and yellow.
Plant French marigolds in new greenhouses to keep whitefly from invading them.
He also has a front garden in which he displays brightly-coloured flowers such as French marigolds and bizzie lizzies.
For instance, plant French marigolds between susceptible crops as they attract hoverflies, whose larvae feed on the aphids.