Asked by: Leila Dzhemal
asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020

Are marigolds native to Australia?

Although the commonly grown plants are often known as French marigolds or African marigolds, in fact, all but one of the 50-odd species of this genus originate in the American tropics and subtropics. Marigolds are edible and the flowers yield a yellow dye that is sometimes used as a saffron substitute.

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In this way, where does the marigold flower originated from?

The marigolds were cultivated in Spain and grown in monastery gardens. From Spain, marigold seeds were transported to France and northern Africa. The taller marigolds, now called African-American, became naturalized in North Africa.

Beside above, what is the best time to plant marigolds? When to Plant Marigolds

  • French and signet marigolds can be planted anytime through midsummer, but the tall American marigolds are best planted right away in the spring (after danger of frost has passed) because they are slower to mature.
  • Sow seeds directly into the garden once the soil is warm in the spring.

Subsequently, question is, what type of plant is the marigold?

Marigolds (Tagetes spp.), are brightly colored members of the aster/daisy family, one of the largest plant families. While some marigold species are perennials, most of the common types are annuals that die with the first frost.

Will marigolds reseed themselves?

All but the most hybridized varieties of marigolds are perennials. In the warmest regions the plants thrive year round, while in colder zones, they act as self-seeding annuals if you deadhead the blooms and drop them onto the ground. Marigolds aren't only attractive, they're useful as well.

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