Marigold flowers are made up of multiple layers of overlapping petals with the petals getting smaller and more condensed towards the centre of the flower, similar to that of a carnation. The blooms may be single or double coloured and can be varying hues of yellow, orange, red and maroon. Marigold is one of the most commonly grown flowers for garden decoration and extensively used as loose flowers for making garlands for religious and social functions. It has gained popularity amongst the gardeners on account of its easy culture and wide adaptability. Marigold requires mild climate for luxuriant growth and flowering. They can be planted in the beds for mass display or grown in pots. Marigold can be grown in a wide range of soils, as it is adapted in different soil types. The seedlings are easily transplanted and established in the field without much mortality. After transplanting, it takes 40-50 days to flower.