This plant has a strong fragrance
French Marigold Overview
This low-growing, low maintenance plant produces a profusion of flowers in a summer and autumn garden. Red, orange and yellow blooms, and blends thereof create a stunning display when mass planted. The pungent fragrance repels harmful insects and is successfully used as a companion plant in a vegetable garden. The fragrance is more herbal than floral.
Common problems with French Marigold
French Marigold Companion Plants
How to harvest French Marigold
Collect the marigold flower heads. Dry them out and gently remove the seeds. Store dry until the following season.
How to propagate French Marigold
Sow seeds directly into the garden after the last frost. Plants will self-seed from season to season. Replant seedlings where they are needed.
Special features of French Marigold
Is a very successful pot plant.
Can be used in a water-wise garden
Attracts useful insects
Attracts bees and butterflies
Repels harmful insects
Kills nematodes in soil, repels whitefly
Other uses of French Marigold
Used as a digestive, diuretic and a sedative.
The flowers are edible and can be used in salads.