Red Cherry Marigold

Name: Tagetes patula

A commonly grown, non-invasive french variety. Originally a sacred flower of the Aztecs.

Beneficial in the garden?

You bet. The roots repel nematodes and the flowers can act as a decoy or, strawman for Japanese beetles to protect your other crops.

… marigolds are best known for their ability to suppress plant-parasitic nematodes. Marigold roots release the chemical alpha-terthienyl, one of the most toxic naturally occurring compounds found to date (Gommers and Bakker, 1988). 1



Red Torch Sunflowers

Name: Tithonia rotundifolia

From the Asteraceae family of flowers. Tithonia rotundifolia is the genus and species. Also known as the Golden Flower of the Aztecs. This sunflower is native to Florida, Louisiana, Mexico, Central America and the West Indies.1

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