The marigold is the birth flower for the month of October. Marigolds are part of the Asteraceae family and are related to daisies and sunflowers. There are over 50 species of marigolds, but the two most popular types are the African marigold (Tagetes erecta) and the French marigold (Tagetes patula). Marigolds are native to North and South America but are now grown all over the world.
Marigolds have a long history of being used in traditional medicines and as a culinary spice. The Aztecs used marigolds in religious ceremonies and for healing purposes. In India, marigolds are used in Hindu wedding ceremonies and are thought to bring good luck. Marigolds are also a popular ingredient in many Latin American dishes.
The French marigold is the most popular type of marigold for gardens. French marigolds come in a variety of colors including yellow, orange, red, and white. They grow to be about 12-18 inches tall and bloom from early summer until fall. French marigolds are easy to grow and make an excellent addition to any garden.
If you're looking for a beautiful, easy-to-grow flower for your garden, look no further than the marigold! This cheerful flower comes in a variety of colors and blooms from early summer until fall. Marigolds also have a long history of being used in traditional medicines and as a culinary spice. So why not add some marigolds to your garden this year?