The classic marigold. Big, 3-4 in. flowers in shades of yellow, gold, and orange, on 3-4 ft. plants. When Ira was growing up in Florida, this was her grandmother’s favorite marigold. Tagetes erecta. 82 days. Annual. Germination: 70°F, 4-8 days. Full sun. Direct sow or transplant after last frost. Space 8-16” apart.