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Horticulture and Home Pest News
Horticulture & Home Pest News is filled with articles on current horticulture, plant care, pest management, and common household pests written by Iowa State University Extension specialists in the Departments of Entomology, Horticulture and Plant Pathology.

Petunias and Marigolds for the Home Garden

This article was published originally on 3/7/2012

 
Plants are popular for a reason. For standbys such as petunias and marigolds it's because they are easy to grow, they bloom reliably all summer, they are available in a wide range of colors and flower forms, and they have few insect and disease problems. 
 
See the ISU Extension & Outreach Yard & Garden news release from February 22, 2012 for more information about selecting and growing petunias, and the Yard & Garden news release from March 1, 2012 to learn  when and how to start marigolds and when to plant them outside.