Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Scarlet Starlet

Scarlet Starlet is the name given to this marigold cultivar. For whatever reason I had a very difficult time getting these seeds to germinate, however it was worth the effort.

After the blossom opened I decided to look for a photograph online to compare to my plant. While performing my search I came across a history of marigolds, and found it very interesting. Who would have believed that the earliest known uses for them was to cure hiccups and being struck by lighting?

For other history buffs who might be interested here is the link:

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