Monday, May 11, 2009

Is a marigold an annual or perennial?

It's an annual but save some of the seed and you will have beautiful flowers again next year.

Is a marigold an annual or perennial?
Annual. Some "annuals" we treat as such are actually perennials or biennials, but marigold is an annual flowering plant.
Reply:In our part of the country, what people normally call marigold is Tagetes, a Mexican species that, strangely, comes in African and French cultivars. This is the pretty, usually stinky flower in shades of yellow, orange, cream or red. These are free-seeding annuals. Tough little buggers.

Some people call Calendula the pot marigold. It is also an annual and easily reseeds.
Reply:annual, but it will reseed itself.
Reply:Calendula (marigold) is a genus of about 12-20 species of annual or perennial herbaceous plants.
Reply:I think marigold is a perennial.

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