In Merrie England, during the 16th century, marigolds were often known as "Summer Brides". The marigold was a sign of constancy and lasting love. The marigold is still occasionally found in wedding bouquets there.
The marigold was first found among Aztec gardens and, after demolishing the Aztec society, as they were wont to do, the Spanish and their padres took seeds back to Europe.The seeds were planted in monastery gardens. From there they spread all over. there are hundreds of varieties, some with no scent.
Conflict in a home? "Bring in a potted marigold to restore peace" one old belief goes.
Welsh tradition holds that marigold was used to predict weather. If the flower is closed watch for bad weather.
Shakespeare mentions the marigold in A Winter's Tale.
Winston Churchill had a daughter named Marigold. She died of septicaemia at the tender age of 3.
Marigolds in a garden keep certain pests away from crops.