Seeds of this hardy annual were planted by Jefferson at his boyhood home, Shadwell, in 1767. Often called "marygold" by gardeners before 1800, this species has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes since the Middle Ages.

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Typical Blooming Period: May - August
Growth Type:
Color(s): Yellow, Gold
Hardiness Zones: Zone 1 - 10
Location at Monticello: West Lawn