Marigold – Citrus Lemon Gem
Tagetes tenuifolia

Zone: Not hardy; grown as an annual
Height: 10-12"

General: Low mounding plant with of delicate, citrus-scented foliage covered with small, single, yellow flowers that bloom over the summer. Compact habit and is a natural insect-repellent. A good choice for edging flower beds or vegetable gardens. Flowers are edible.

Culinary Uses: The leaves are edible and used as flavorful salad greens and garnish. The flowers can be used to dress up salads and desserts or cooked in egg or rice dishes. The flavor is floral with hints of citrus and spice, and slightly bitter.

Ornamental Uses: This plant has hundred of petite flowers that cover neat, low mounds of lacy foliage with a citrusy scent. It is long blooming for beds, borders, and containers where it attracts beneficial insects.

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