Facts About the Dwarf Marigold Flower
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Dwarf French marigolds (Tagetes patula) are compact, bushy plants which reach up to 12 inches and have flowers 1 to 2 inches in diameter. The flowers may be single, double, crested or tufted, and come in shades of yellow, gold, orange and mahogany-red. The bi-colors, which have contrasting colors on the edges, are sometimes called "brocades".
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Gwen Bruno has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009, with her gardening-related articles appearing on DavesGarden. She is a former teacher and librarian, and she holds a bachelor's degree in education from Augustana College and master's degrees in education and library science from North Park University and the University of Wisconsin.