A first-class choice for border decoration, but also an excellent cut flower. Its double blooms have a quilled effect to the central petals. In shades of gold and orange, many with a black centre. Easy to grow - ideal for beginners. The brightly coloured flowers are cheerful in borders whatever the weather. HA - Hardy annual. Height 60-70cm (24-28").
Often known as the 'Pot Marigold' - a reference to its use in cooking. The edible petals can be used fresh in salads or dried and used to colour cheeses. Often used as a substitute to Saffron for colouring. In Germany it's used in soups and in the middle east in a lot of traditional dishes.