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Growth Type Annual
Hardiness Zones 1-10
Planting Conditions Full Sun
TJ Documented Plant Yes
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
Color(s): Yellow, Gold
Location at Monticello: West Lawn

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