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1. Depending on the type of bloom, marigolds can grow between 6 to 48 inches in height and 6 to 36 inches wide.

2. They come in a variety of colors such as orange, red, maroon, yellow, or even mixed!

3. Marigolds thrive during spring, summer, and autumn but definitely not during the winter since these flowers are a bit sensitive to cold weather and frost.

4. Did you know marigold flowers contain lutein, a substance that offers a whole lot of benefits to the human eye?

5. Marigolds are every gardener’s favorite flower because planting them by their other outdoor greens helps keep some of those pesky pests and critters away!

6. It is actually believed that there are a lot of health benefits that come with marigold flowers because they contain substances with anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties.

7. The bloom itself symbolizes beauty, warmth, creativity, a drive to succeed, and celebration of the dead.

8. Speaking of “celebration of the dead,” marigolds are known as the flower of the dead in pre-Hispanic Mexico and is still regarded as an important symbol used during Day of the Dead festivities!

9. The flower also acts as a cultural symbol of Nepal, and you can find garlands made from marigolds in plenty of Nepalese households.

10. People say that the Aztecs were one of the first communities to make use of marigolds because of their supposed magical and medicinal properties!

Source: Bouqs . com