Over the past 30 years, I’ve grown just about every Marigold on the market, either for my nursery or for my own pleasure. From the really tall to the really short and just about everything in between.
This particular Marigold came onto my trials this spring (2013) and I wasn’t overly impressed thinking “just another fancy Marigold – let’s see if I can kill this one quickly and get it over with”
Darn thing didn’t kill and bloomed its fool head off. I decided to get tougher – and put it on full drought trial. This involves stopping watering the containers it’s in and allowing only natural rain to work its magical death.
Marigold ‘Bonanza Deep Orange’
Marigold ‘Bonanza Deep Orange’ is an excellent container and drought-resistant plant as my review points out
Wrong. Plants swooned around it, petunias perished, geraniums lost their blossoms and started wilting and this fool thing kept on blooming. And kept on blooming.
So if you’re looking for an 8-inch tall Marigold with a 12-inch spread in the brightest darn orange, that works really well in containers and in the garden – this is your plant.
Certified drought and Doug-resistant, this plant gets my highest recommendation.
Grow it. You can find other garden-related reviews on my garden blog here