Plant Family Guides: Tagetes---Marigold Guides
Vegetables love flowers. Aside from adding a splash of color, annual flowers planted in and near vegetable gardens and fruit plantings help bring pollinators and other beneficial insects into the garden that will protect and increase your crops.
Blooming their heart out in summer and fall, Tagetes (Marigolds) is a genus of annuals and perennials with showy single or double flowers in shades of orange, yellow, red, gold, white, and any combination of those colors. The strongly aromatic fern-like foliage repels pests such as deer or rabbits, making Marigolds great companion plants to other plants.
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