Although Jefferson did not grow this particular variety of French Marigold, the 314-year old Curtis's Botanical Magazine first illustrated the French Marigold in a 1791 issue. They have been planted at Monticello only since 1995, but are favorite here for their dazzling displays, which last until the first frost in the fall.

Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for seeds or plants of Striped French Marigold.

Typical Blooming Dates: June - November
Growth Type: Annual
Flower Color(s): Yellow, Red
Location at Monticello: East and West Lawn
Planting Conditions: Full Sun