Marigolds are among the most popular and easiest to grow annuals, blooming all summer until fall frost. This dwarf double, French type, produces small yellow and orange flowers that resemble miniature carnations. Ideal in borders, edgings, in masses or in containers.
Start marigolds from seeds indoors in spring, six to eight weeks before your region's last frost date. Or, if you don't mind later blooms, start them after the last frost date. Sow the seeds directly in the ground, covering them with about 1/4-inch of soil. Very easy, germinate within a few days.