Marigolds are marvellous - the French dwarf variety and a taller African marigold
- range in colour from burnt orange to gold.
The festival has its share of the regulars as well -- roses, carnations, French and African marigold
, and the exceptionally fragrant Swan River daisy.
English violet (Viola odorata), Agave americana, and African marigold
This year we launched the Marigold Zenith, a cross between the French and African marigold
erecta finally reached England, the Brits named it African marigold
Tagetes erecta is popularly known as African marigold
, white Tagetes patula is referred to as the French marigold.
The leonine African marigold
Simba is so-called because of its mane-like flowerheads packed full of incurved petals in bright orange.
varieties, from Tagetes erecta , are larger in every respect and quicker-growing, reaching 30cm-40cm (12in-16in) in height and spread, though some kinds go up to 60cm-90cm (2ft-3ft) and have blooms some 12cm (5in) across.
If you do not want wildflowers but prefer more traditional garden plants then there are still plenty to choose from such as the iceplants (sedum), buddleia (commonly known as the butterfly bush), heliotrope (cherry pie), lavender, valerian, primroses, aubrieta, scabious, African marigold
, annual phlox, poached egg plant, candytuft, Michaelmas daisies and Erigeron.
varieties, from Tagetes erecta, are larger in every respect and quicker growing, reaching 30 cm - 40 cm (12in-16in) in height and spread, though some kinds go up to 60 cm - 90 cm (2ft-3ft) and have blooms some 12 cm (5in) across.
produces bushy plants with masses of large orange or yellow blooms on stems 1ft-2ft tall.