|Aurora Series Marigolds produce densely double, broad-petaled, light to golden yellow, orange or mahogany-red flowerheads. In general, marigolds are robust, trouble free plants which branch vigorously. Leaves are finely divided and dark green, to 4 inches. More compact than African types. Yellow to rich maroon blooms from early summer until frost. Single or double blooms, may be bi-colored. Smaller blooms than African types. Great for edging and containers. Especially useful as a natural insect repellant in the vegetable or herb garden. Remove spent flowers to encourage extended bloom period and to keep plants compact.