|Marigold is a popular and common flower found in India as well as in other countries. The word Marigold refers to its use in Churches in medieval times at Easter time as a tribute to the Mary, as in Mary gold. The Marigold plants are quite easy to cultivate and are widely adaptable to varying soil and climate conditions. This bushy flowering plant has around 20 to 30 species. Their colour ranges from orange, yellow, gold, apricot and cream and has a long flowing period.