Marigold

萬壽菊

Marigold

Appearance 外觀

Dark green leaves are dense, ferny and often strongly scented. Yellow, orange or red flowers have diameter of 1-4 inches and appear rounded or tufted.

深綠色葉子茂密、蕨狀、有濃烈氣味。花呈黃色、橙色、紅色,直徑1-4寸,形狀圓或成叢的。

Growing Condition 生長條件

Full sun, annual. Prefers well-draining soil. More vulnerable to fungal diseases like powdery mildew if planted in part shade. Seeds germinate at minimum temperature of 21-23℃. Pick off faded flowers to encourage more flowering.

全日照,一年生。喜歡疏水土壤。在半陰較易染上黴菌病,例如白粉病。種子最低發芽溫度為21-23℃。摘掉已凋謝花朵以鼓勵開花。

Uses 用途

Marigold flowers are edible. Add petals to salads and desserts for decoration and flavour. Petals can be used for brewing brightly-hued tea. Blend dried yellow or orange marigold petals to chicken feed to improve egg yolk colour. Yellow natural food dye can be extracted from petals.

萬壽菊花可食用。加花瓣進沙律和甜品作裝飾及調味。花瓣能用於沖顏色鮮豔的茶。用拌以乾黃或橙花瓣的雞飼料餵雞能改善雞製造的蛋黃的顏色。用花瓣提取黃色天然食物色素。

Health Benefits 營養價值