Thomas Jefferson planted seeds of the African Marigold along the Roundabout flower border on April 8, 1812. Although native to South America, the first garden plants introduced into Europe came from Northern Africa: hence, the common name.
Although double garden forms were common around 1800, this is the species, or wild form, of African marigold with unusual (and rare) single, yellow flowers. It is a tender annual best suited for a sunny site and average garden soil. Sow the seed after the last frost in spring. The plants grow to four feet in height.
Approximately 40-50 seeds per pack.
Line Drawing from Henderson's Handbook of Plants
by Peter Henderson (1890).