For eye-popping warm colors, try this mix of orange, gold, and pale yellow flower puffs. These giant Marigold blossoms reach up to 5" in diameter! This flower is very easy to grow in the garden, and can also be grown in containers.
Though native to Mexico and Central America, these flowers spread to North Africa with explorers and became popular in that area. Because of their beauty and their purifying effect, these blossoms are often kept in the households and temples of South Asia. Gardeners use this species as a companion plant in vegetable gardens, since it prevents disease and harmful pests. The genus name "Tagetes" comes from Tages, an ancient deity who sprung up from the ground.