“Sophisticated marigolds” – that may be the most succinct way of describing Dimor-photeca sinuata. This South African species bears orange-yellow flowers, but has a far more expensive aura than the “cheap and cheerful” marigolds. Perhaps that is because of its stylish shape and its contrasting center. Or is it due to the satiny sheen on its petals? Whatever the reason, Cape marigolds add distinction and beauty to flower-beds and, above all, to containers adorning a smart patio or balcony.