Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Marigold flower

 Marigold flower is most widely grown flower in our region .It has significant religious and medicinal value in our region . It is one of the most hardy and easy to grow drought tolerant annual which can be grown throughout the year in our climate.

                                                            AFRICAN MARIGOLD

Care and Flowering                                                                                                                        


Marigold Flowers are easy to grow from seeds and can also be propagated from stem cutting. A marigold plant bears its first bud within a period of 45 to 50 days from the day of sowing of seeds . They do not require much care and can withstand drought like situations for long and still bear blooms in profusion even without fertilizing .                                                                                                      


Types of Marigold flowers                                                                                                                             
             African Marigolds 

African Marigold have giant blooms from color ranging from Golden,Yellow,White , Red ,Orange and many variations in these colors.                                                                                                        

                                                                    French Marigolds                                                                                         
Whereas French marigolds have smaller blooms in comparison to African Marigolds but  are more  bushier and gives out more blooms than African varieties.                                                                

Seeds Growing and Propagation from Cuttings

Marigold seeds are easy to collect from the dried flowers and even easier to germinate with high germination rate as compared with other hardy annuals.                                                                 

Harvesting of Marigold Flowers and Sun Requirements

Marigold Flowers grow very well in Full sun and will underperform in shaded or partial sun conditions 
How to know that Marigold flower is fully matured and ready to Harvest .
Marigold flower is ready to harvest when the center of the flower is visible and fully bloomed .

A close up of Indian Parrot

Clouds streaming like a river 


  1. Happy New Year. Health and wealth!

    Worth a Thousand Words

  2. Love the parrot! Marigolds are popular here and are said to keep certain pests out of the garden.

  3. I also know these cheerful orange-yellow composite flowers. The plant is not used as a toxic herbal remedy and is often in hand ointment. These flowers also symbolize Mary. According to the stories, Mary is said to have worn a marigold when her son Jesus was crucified. The flower is therefore associated with comfort in grief and loss. In China, the marigold is called the "flower of tens of thousands of years" because it symbolizes eternal life. The flower stood for gratitude and loving memories. The marigold has a protective, invigorating effect and was traditionally used to protect you during your sleep. You can dry marigolds for this and place them under your bed or in a bag under your pillow. I also find the parrot looks sweet.

  4. I really like Marigold flowers. I love their vivid colors and the special aroma they spread. Every warm season I have them in the garden.

    Happy New Year! ☺

  5. A beautiful series of photos! Thanks so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/01/classic.html

  6. Thank you for stopping by and your nice comment. Now I follow your invitation. Marigold is well known here in Germany. We say Studentflower. And I like them very much. You have fantastisc captures made, especially the Africane Marigold is lovely.

    Cheers, Heidrun

  7. The Indian parrot looks fabulous! My mother had Marigolds every summer. Wishing a nice weekend and all the best for 2021!

  8. Warm colors in a cold winter!

  9. The photo of the parrot is stunning!

  10. Such pretty flowers and the other photos, too!

    I'm glad you are a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!

  11. Marigolds were my mother's favorite flower, and are mine too.

  12. Hello,

    The Marigolds are beautiful flowers. Love capture of the Indian Parrot. The sky shot is beautiful. Lovely collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great new week!

  13. Love the French Mariagold the most (Maybe because the contrast in color). Did not even know one could propagate this flower:) Thank you for sharing this flower with All Seasons this week. Am getting the feeling that these beautiful parrots are roaming free in your country?
    Have a lovely week Arun, Jesh

  14. My father, the gardener that he was, always had marigolds.
    That parrot is Very Attractive!
    Thanks for sharing with us at IRBB this week.

  15. Gorgeous Indian parrot. So similar to the many parrots I get around my house here in Australia.

  16. Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.

  17. Marigold another crysanthemum looks awsome.
    With regards


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