Grow reliable, long lasting and heat-tolerant marigolds to create a floral carpet of yellow, gold, orange, bronze and copper-red. Dwarf marigolds are useful for edging paths, brightening rockery pockets, containers and hanging baskets, and can be grown in the vegetable garden, where they are a deterrent to nematodes in the soil.
Lift a tired border with tall growing marigolds that are bold and showy. For a rich effect, combine bronze with gold shades. Grow with flowers of contrasting shape, such as day lilies, lime-green nicotiana and crocosmia.