(DS-SI = Direct sow or Start indoors) Super bloomers for beds, borders, and bouquets. Marigolds are like gold mines, treasured for their profuse bloom display and ease of care. They tolerate heat, humidity, and drought. Use them in mass plantings, containers and on borders for a touch of instant sunshine. Marigold seed may be sown directly into the garden, but for earlier bloom they can be started indoors 4-8 weeks prior to planting outside- after danger of frost has passed.