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Marigolds free-flowering annuals

Marigolds free-flowering annualsMarigolds are handsome and free-flowering half-hardy annuals. The greenhouse varieties thrive in a mixture of loam and peat, and cuttings root easily if planted in sand under glass.

The African and tall French varieties make a fine display when planted in shrubberies or large beds, while the dwarf French kinds are very effective in the foreground of taller plants, or in beds by themselves.

Marigolds are raised from seed sown in a slight heat in March, and planted out at the end of May in any good soil. Their height: six inch to two feet.