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Tagetes Erecta African Mexican Marigold Seeds
Packet of 15+ freshly harvested seeds!
Beautiful simple flowers, hardy pest repellent plant, and easy to grow.
What more could you want from a flower?
Quite a lot of pluses to growing these fellas, and I can see why they are so popular all over the world.
Often called African marigolds, Aztec marigolds, sometimes even French marigolds, they are actually originally from South and Central America, and of course Mexico where it is found growing wild San Luis Potosi, Chiapas, Puebla, Sinaloa, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and the state of Mexico.
Traditionally it is harvested from this area for ceremonial, medicinal and ornamental uses.
It is also grown on a large scale to extract lutein or food colour from.
The Tagetes Family is huge, and they all have a huge list of uses as ornamentals, food, medicines and insect repellents.
I love them all and grow as many different species I can get my hands on.
Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!