Marigolds native to North and South America, but some species have become naturalized around the world.
They are renown around the world because of the variety of color that they bring to gardens.
Here are some facts about marigolds;
- One species, T. minuta, is considered a noxious invasive plant in some areas.
- Marigolds are recorded as a food plant for some Lepidoptera caterpillars including the dot moth, and a nectar source for other butterflies.
- They are often part of butterfly gardening plantings because of their color.
- In the wild, many species are pollinated by beetles.
- Depending on the species, marigold species grow well in almost any sort of soil which adds to their popularity as a plant.
- Most horticultural selections grow best in soil with good drainage. (source)
So can hamsters eat marigolds at all?
Unfortunately they cant at all as they will make a hamster sick if they are eaten.