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Marigold Trivia You Might Not Know

Marigold grows in my garden, as you see above. It is a colorful bloom to have and I always prefer different varieties and colors for the deck garden.

Sharing a few trivia facts about this lovely flower:

Throughout the history, marigold flowers have been used for cosmetics, foods, fabric dry and medicinal herbs in ancient Indian, Middle Eastern, Roman and Greek cultures.

Marigolds are native to North and South America, but some species have become naturalized around the world.

There are 56 species of marigolds.

This flower carries meanings like:

• Despair and grief over the loss of love• The beauty and warmth of the rising sun• Creativity and the drive to succeed• Promoting cheer and good relations in a relationship

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    Marigold is a versatile plant for it lives well in different kinds of soils.

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    Marigold is a versatile plant for it lives well in different kinds of soils.

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    The famous cultivars of marigolds include ‘Pink Surprise’, ‘Indian Prince’, ‘Jane Harmony’, ‘Lemon’ and ‘Sun Glow’.

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    The famous cultivars of marigolds include ‘Pink Surprise’, ‘Indian Prince’, ‘Jane Harmony’, ‘Lemon’ and ‘Sun Glow’.

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    The edible types of marigold are the pot marigold florets. The bright color will increase the appetite of the people.

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  1. I remember these flowers growing up. They were quite commonly grown in the gardens of the Indian community in South Africa. Marigolds are indigenous to India and were brought over by our Indian ancestors who emigrated to Africa for work opportunities.
    Many of us mix cultured people especially in East SA are partly of Indian descent.

  2. In folk medicine, the entire aboveground part is used – flowers, stems and leaves. However, it should be picked in strong sunlight, because then its healing power is greatest. It can also be used fresh, straight from the garden, as long as it has not been scalded by frost

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