Wild Marigold (Tagetes minuta)

Description

Native to South and Central Americas. Annual herb.

Tiny flowers appear in summer.

Traditional culinary, medicinal and household herb. Toss fresh foliage onto campfire or grill to keep mosquitoes away, or roll into smudge sticks and burn. Do not rub foliage on skin as this may cause irritation. Combine essential oil with Witch Hazel extract for a safe insect repellent spray. Read more about them here!

Grows 4-6′ tall and likes full sun and well drained soil. Overwinter indoors on a sunny windowsill.

 

Description

Native to South and Central Americas. Annual herb.

Tiny flowers appear in summer.

Traditional culinary, medicinal and household herb. Toss fresh foliage onto campfire or grill to keep mosquitoes away, or roll into smudge sticks and burn. Do not rub foliage on skin as this may cause irritation. Combine essential oil with Witch Hazel extract for a safe insect repellent spray. Read more about them here!

Grows 4-6′ tall and likes full sun and well drained soil. Overwinter indoors on a sunny windowsill.