Tagetes erecta x French Vanilla. Plant French Vanilla marigold seeds for medium tall plants with dark green, feathery foliage and very erect growth. Atop each 60cm (24″) tall plant grows a large, exquisite, substantial flower the exact colour of French vanilla ice cream. The flowers really are stunning, and look fabulous in containers or direct in the flower bed. As the flower fades, deadhead, and more will appear. This hybrid marigold is the result of extensive selective breeding, and grows more vigorously than other open pollinated varieties. Expect bushier, more upright growth, with more stunning creamy white flowers than any other variety.