Tagetes patula, the French marigold, is a species in the daisy family (Asteraceae) It is native to Mexico and Guatemala but is found all over the world. The flowers are edible and are sometimes ground into a powder as a substitute for saffron. We love their cheery faces in the vegetable garden.In shades of yellow to orange to burgundy. We even like their smell though they do deter nematodes. Attracts beneficials. Full sun. Edible. 0.4gm/approximately 125 seeds.