T. minuta is a vigorous, erect, half-hardy annual with edible, pinnate leaves divided into linear or narrowly lance-shaped, toothed, mid- to dark green leaflets and clusters of tiny, light yellow flowers in summer. A miniature marigold (Tagetes minuta) is a warm-season annual with a long flowering season. It works well as edgings for walkways, flower beds, borders and window boxes, growing less than 12 inches tall. These bright-colored summer flowers are planted 6 to 12 inches apart in a sunny location with enriched soil. Miniature marigolds grow smaller versions of larger types with just a little care.