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.
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.
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.
Health Benefits 營養價值