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For the similar plant in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, see Heal Flower.
For the boss in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, see Marigold (PvZ: GW2).

Plants vs. Zombies
Marigold
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Marigolds give you silver and gold coins.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 50
Recharge Slow
Toughness Normal
Special Produces coins
In-game statistics
Unlocked After beating Level 5-7
Marigold spends a lot of time deciding whether to spit out a silver coin or a gold one. She thinks about it, weighs the angles. She does solid research and keeps up with current publications. That's how winners stay ahead.

PvZ2
Marigold
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Marigolds give you rewards in Zen Garden.
Almanac statistics
Sun cost 0
In-game statistics
Unlocked Unlocking the Zen Garden
Marigold has dedicated herself to the Zen lifestyle. She's a team player, and gives it her best there in the garden. But if she never has to confront another zombie on the lawn again it will be too soon.

Marigold is a plant in Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Plants vs. Zombies: Journey to the West, and Plants vs. Zombies: Great Wall Edition. She is similar to the Sunflower, except she makes silver coins and gold coins for the player to use, instead of sun.

History

Plants vs. Zombies

She is the first plant the player receives for their Zen Garden (they start out with two Marigolds). In the Zen Garden, she can appear in many different colors and is the least expensive plant.

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Marigold returns in this game, but only appears in the Zen Garden. Unlike in Plants vs. Zombies, she does not have many different colored variants. The player starts out with the first Marigold as a tutorial.

New marigold almanac

Almanac entry

Plants vs. Zombies

Marigold

Marigolds give you silver and gold coins.

Special: gives coins

Marigold spends a lot of time deciding whether to spit out a silver coin or a gold one. She thinks about it, weighs the angles. She does solid research and keeps up with current publications. That's how winners stay ahead.

Cost: 50

Recharge: slow

Plants vs. Zombies 2

Marigold

Marigolds give you coin rewards in Zen Garden.

Marigold has dedicated herself to the Zen lifestyle. She's a team player, and gives it her best there in the garden. But if she never has to confront another zombie on the lawn again it will be too soon.


Usage

Planting Marigold costs 50 sun. Every 24 seconds or so she produces either a silver coin ($10) or a gold coin ($50), with gold coins being rarer than silver coins.
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Animated Marigold

Marigolds are best used in conjunction with Gold Magnets, as the player will probably be too busy tending to their other plants to collect the money themselves.

Strategies

The only purpose of the Marigold is to give the player money. Outside of this, Marigolds are nearly pointless, due to the slow recharge and no attacking powers. Using this plant at higher levels is not recommended (especially Fog and Roof levels) as they take up space that would be used for more useful plants. However, Marigolds are great space fillers in early levels (when playing Adventure Mode again), due to the lack of stronger zombies and potential for hoarding excess sun. In later levels, Marigolds take up too many valuable slots to be worthwhile (especially on the Roof).

Another strategy is to plant an entire row of Marigolds with a Gold Magnet and one or two Garlic or Imitater Garlic plants in the front to divert the zombies away. This method does not work on levels with Gargantuars, Catapult Zombies, and Zombonis because they do not eat plants.

Marigolds are commonly used in the mini-game Last Stand for gold farming.

Giant Marigold

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He just does his job.
The content and images in this section do exist in the code of the game, but are unused, and thus, not accessible by normal means.
Plants vs. Zombies

Giant Marigold

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Giant Marigolds give two silver coins or gold coins to you each time.

Cost:

50

Recharge:

Slow

Coin rate:

Double

Special:

Produces 2 silver or gold coins every 24 seconds

Toughness:

Normal

Appears on:

Big Time

Giant Marigolds are bigger versions of Marigolds. They can be planted in the canceled mini-game Big Time, in place of regular Marigolds. It gives out one more coin than the normal Marigold.

Zen Garden

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Lavender Marigold

The Marigold is a plant obtainable for the Zen Garden. Upon finishing Level 5-4, the player can obtain the Watering Can from the final wave of zombies, which will subsequently grant access to the Zen Garden. Crazy Dave will then appear to introduce their Zen Garden. Unlike the Marigold in the main game, the Marigold in the Zen Garden comes with a wide variety of petal colors:

  • Royal Blue
  • Royal Red
  • Purple
  • Lavender (or Hawaiian Flower)
    Mari

    Various colors of Marigolds

  • Cyan
  • Blaze Orange
  • Magenta (or Fuchsia)
  • Canary Yellow
  • Pink
  • Light Green
  • White (this is the standard color for Marigolds in the main game and the only color in the iOS and Android Zen Gardens)
    All colors of marigold.

    All colors of Marigold

As with all Zen Garden plants, Marigolds can drop gold and silver coins periodically for the player if they are happy. More Marigolds may be bought at Crazy Dave's Twiddydinkies for $2500, which restocks with three Marigolds every day; there is no limit to purchases in the Nintendo DS version, and for some versions changing the system time will restock the shop. To prevent easy gold farming, Marigolds sell for $3000, which is $5000 less than regular plants' selling price, and give fewer coins and diamonds on reaching each stage of growth. Unlike other plants in the Zen Garden, Marigolds start out as a small flower, while all other plants begin as identical sprouts. A fully grown Marigold can be sold to Crazy Dave for a net profit of $1500. It remains to give you coins by watering it.

Gallery

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Trivia

General

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies

  • She is the only plant that can be bought for the Zen Garden, with the exception being the plants that the player can buy from Crazy Dave in the iOS and Android versions for various prices.
  • Though Marigolds planted in the game modes all have white petals, Zen Garden Marigolds come with many different petal colors (gray, red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, cyan, purple, and magenta). When a Zen Garden Marigold is highlighted by the Watering Can in the Nintendo DS version of Plants vs. Zombies, she may change color instead of lighting up. The color she changes to depends on what color she is , and the petals may not change entirely, leaving small patches of the original color.
  • Rather than starting as a sprout, Marigolds in the Zen Garden start as little flowers with three petals.
  • The player will get her in their Zen Garden before they get her in Adventure Mode.
  • In Versus Mode, the use of her is prohibited to prevent Versus Mode from being used as a tool for gold farming.
  • Her sprouts can be seen growing in the loading bar on the title page before a Zombie's head shoots out of the lawn.
  • She actually resembles a common daisy more than a marigold.
Left-Facing Marigold

Left-facing Marigold and sprout

  • She is one of seven plants that is not available in Versus Mode. The others are Lily Pad, Tangle Kelp, Sea-shroom, Blover, Flower Pot, and Plantern.
  • She is the only Roof obtained plant that does not have a fast recharge.
  • If the bend in the stem faces left, then she will face left (as shown with the white Marigold).
    Right-Facing Marigold

    Right-facing Marigold and sprout

    • Likewise if the bend faces right, then she will face to the right (as shown with the red Marigold).
  • There is a bug in the Nintendo DS version of Plants vs. Zombies where her stems and petal colors get messed up when the player is about to water them or is about to give them chocolate. This bug is only present in the Zen Garden.
  • She and Grave Buster (after removing the grave) are the only plants that are guaranteed to produce coins.
  • In the GOTY version of Plants vs. Zombies, Marigolds don't give coins after each wave has arrived in Last Stand.

Specific to Plants vs. Zombies 2

  • She has her own Almanac entry, despite her only being seen in the Zen Garden and not in the actual gameplay. It said that she has a sun cost of 0 in the Almanac, however, her stats were then deleted.
    • When hacked into the game and planted though, she still has a sun cost of 0 and is shown on the seed packet.
  • She is the only plant (besides Imitater himself) that cannot be imitated by Imitater.
  • She is one of the only plants that does not have a costume (although she has unused costumes), the other being the Imitater.
  • There is a glitch in the loading screen where the petals will not animate correctly and results in her head looking like a snowflake. It happens when the device is lagging.
  • There is a glitch in Zen Garden that when the player waters a Marigold, closes the Zen Garden, and then returns, she will disappear.
  • She only comes in one color, which is white.
    • However, some of her unused costumes would have made her petals come in different colors.
  • According to the Almanac, the reason she is Zen Garden exclusive is because she dislikes fighting the zombies.
    • The actual reason is most likely so that the player is unable to farm coins, otherwise it would be useless to buy coins with real life money.
  • Before the 2.4.1 update, her Almanac description said that she can sometimes give gems. However, she was not able to do so in any update.
  • In a Gargantuar Party Week trailer Plants vs. Zombies Facebook page, she is seen in normal gameplay.
    • However, this Piñata Party was never shown.
  • She is the only plant that cannot be planted on the lawn without hacks.
    • When planted, she functions exactly the same as in Plants vs. Zombies, except she will sometimes go to sleep.
      • However, unlike the first game, she does not produce gold coins.
  • She's the only plant that can be plant in Zen Garden without having a boost.

See also

V · T · E
Plants
Plants vs. Zombies
Day Peashooter · Sunflower · Cherry Bomb · Wall-nut · Potato Mine · Snow Pea · Chomper · Repeater
Night Puff-shroom · Sun-shroom · Fume-shroom · Grave Buster · Hypno-shroom · Scaredy-shroom · Ice-shroom · Doom-shroom
Pool Lily Pad · Squash · Threepeater · Tangle Kelp · Jalapeno · Spikeweed · Torchwood · Tall-nut
Fog Sea-shroom · Plantern · Cactus · Blover · Split Pea · Starfruit · Pumpkin · Magnet-shroom
Roof Cabbage-pult · Flower Pot · Kernel-pult · Coffee Bean · Garlic · Umbrella Leaf · Marigold · Melon-pult
Upgrades Gatling Pea · Twin Sunflower · Gloom-shroom · Cattail · Winter Melon · Gold Magnet · Spikerock · Cob Cannon
Others Imitater · Explode-o-nut · Giant Wall-nut

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