Marigold are among the very popular flowers commonly found in India and other countries.
In India marigold is one of the most commonly grown flowers and used extensively on religious and social functions in different forms.Flowers are sold in the market as loose or as garlands.
This plant was used in ancient Greek, Roman, Arabic and Indian cultures as a medicinal herb as well as a dye for fabrics, foods and cosmetics. The leaves are edible, with the petals added to dishes as a garnish and in lieu of saffron. They can be easily cultivated, are widely adaptable to varying soils and climatic conditions and have a good flowering duration. This bushy plant with around 20 to 30 species, have a long flowering period and the colours range from orange, yellow, gold, cream to apricot. They are very much used in making garlands. Make excellent beds and pot decorations.
Due to its variable height and colour marigold is especially use for decoration and included in landscape plans.