Tagetes is a genus of 56 species of annual and perennial, mostly herbaceous plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae or Compositae).
The genus is native to North and South America, but some species have become naturalized around the world.
Not only are they good looking but they also add a real splash of colour to your garden.
This video shows you what it takes to get them started inside so that when the warm weather finally arrives, you can plant them in your garden.
This video shows you how to keep Marigolds from getting too leggy when growing them from seed!