Marigolds are easy-to-grow flowers.
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French marigolds bush out to 6 to 12 inches high, with 2 inch flowers. African marigolds (aka American marigolds) grow to 3 feet high. Triploid marigolds, a cross between French and African marigolds, have sterile, 3-inch wide flower heads. Colors are red, gold and yellow.
Tagetes lucida, known as Mexican tarragon, can be a substitute for French tarragon, a kitchen spice.
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