These perky yellow or orange flowers really light up a garden bed. The plant's distinctive (should we say strong?) odor also keeps pests away. Marigolds are great as cut flowers, too. 'Moonsong Deep Orange,' a hybrid that was named an All-America Selection winner for 2010, has frilly, densely packed flowers. But many other marigolds look more like daisies, with just a row or two of petals around a dark center.
Requires full sun; regular water. Grows as an annual in all zones