Marigolds are a beautiful addition to anyone’s garden at home. They come in many varieties. French marigolds have dark, lacy leaves with single or double blooms. They can have single or mixed blooms. The African marigold has dark green foliage with rounder blooms. They most often come in yellow, gold, orange and cream colors. Marigolds are naturally hardy and require little care. They need little water, can tolerate a wide range of soils and naturally repel bees and insects.