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Marigold, Aztec Yellow

Culinary & Medicinal Herb Seeds

We carry a diverse variety of herb seeds, including culinary herbs, medicinals, ethnobotanicals, native plants of the PNW, and nectar and pollen rich flowers attractive to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. All varieties are open pollinated, we do not sell hybrid seeds. Average seed life is 3 years. Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping.

Marigold, Aztec Yellow


Marigold, Aztec Yellow


(Tagetes erecta)

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Common Names
Aztec Marigold, Mexican Marigold

Botanical Name
Tagetes erecta

Plant Family
Asteraceae (Daisy Family)

Native Range
Central and South America

Life Cycle

Hardiness Zone

Finely divided leaves and sturdy flower stalks with large flowers. 1ft tall.

Full sun, well-drained soil.

Seeds germinate best when started in flats in the spring and then transplanted out once soil has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. 

Deadhead plants for continuous blooms from early summer through fall time. 

The aerial parts are harvested during the blooming period.

Culinary Uses
Edible flowers. Flowers are used as natural food colouring.

Medicinal Uses
Usefully medicinally as a digestive aid, diuretic, emmenagogue, and sedative. Relaxes the nervous system, and relieves anxiety and tension. Sacred herb of the Aztecs traditionally used in ceremony to produce mild euphoria and closed-eye visions.

Apothecary Garden, Low Maintenance, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Attracts Pollinators, Container Garden, Cut Flowers.