Bite-size for use as edible garnish.
Hundreds of petite flowers cover neat, low mounds of lacy foliage with a citrusy scent. Long-blooming for beds, borders and containers where it attracts beneficial insects, such as ladybugs, hoverflies, butterflies, predatory bugs, and parasitic wasps. Leaves of the plant are edible and are used as flavorful salad greens and garnish. Also known as signet marigold.
•Edible Flowers: Use the flowers to dress up salads and desserts or cooked in egg or rice dishes. Flavor is floral with hints of citrus and spice, and slightly bitter. Remove the petals from the flower base before consuming as the base can be quite bitter
High temperatures can cause plants to stall, and temporarily decline in growth and bloom.
Deadhead regularly to increase blooms. Pinch to make the plants bushier. Use scissors or your fingers to remove the growing point of young plants. Pinching increases branching (the number of stems and flowers produced).