Marigold Inca Yellow

Marigold Inca Series mare-E-gold

Inca Yellow:     

Inca Yellow Marigold  features bold yellow ball-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall. It’s fragrant, ferny leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. Deer don’t particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats; however, it will attract butterflies and other pollinators. Inca Yellow Marigold is often used as a ‘filler’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out.

Height: 12-14″/Spread: 10″               

Spring – Frost

Full Sun

Size Available: 1801

 

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Description

Marigold, African Type mare-E-gold

The marigold has long been associated with the sun. African marigolds, which are actually native to Mexico and Central America, were sacred to the Aztecs who used them as a medicine and as a ceremonial offering to the sun gods. In Mexico, African marigolds are a traditional flower placed on altars on The Day of the Dead. African marigolds are annuals that bloom from early summer until frost. They are taller and more tolerant of hot, dry conditions than French marigolds. They also have larger flowers that can be up to 6 inches wide. If deadheaded regularly, African marigolds will usually produce many large blooms all season long. They grow best in full sun and actually seem to prefer poor soil. Growing African marigolds around vegetable gardens to repel harmful insects, rabbits and deer is a gardening hack that goes back for centuries. The scent of marigolds is said to deter these pests. While marigolds deter pests, they attract bees, butterflies and ladybugs to the garden.