Spring -flower-power no 4: Marigold(Afrikaner- afrikaans!)

Here are some Marigolds.

In Afrikaans we call them

Afrikaners.

TAGETES

Tagetes species vary in size from 0.1 to 2.2 m tall. Most species have pinnate green leaves. Blooms naturally occur in golden, orange, yellow, and white colors, often with maroon highlights. Floral heads are typically (1-) to 4–6 cm diameter, generally with both ray florets and disc florets. In horticulture, they tend to be planted as annuals, although the perennial species are gaining popularity.

Depending on the species, Tagetes grow well in almost any sort of soil. Most horticultural selections grow best in soil with good drainage. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagetes

PETUNIA

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Petunia is an easy to plant and grow flowering plant that can provide a vibrant and colourful feel to your garden. The popular flower derives its name from French, which took the word petun, meaning ‘tobacco’.

http://www.garden-nz.co.nz/grow-your-own/grow-your-own/petunia.html

Then one of my favorites

BUSY LIZZY

or

Impatiens walleriana

Impatiens walleriana (syn. Impatiens sultanii), also known as busy Lizzie (United Kingdom), balsam or simply impatiens, is aspecies of the genus Impatiensnative to eastern Africa from Kenya to Mozambique.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impatiens_walleriana

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