Mexican tarragon is a plant which belongs to the Tagetes genus. The origin of this plant's scientific name epithet (lucida) means 'shining'.
From Urban Harvest:
“In Mexico the wild Marigolds, T. lucida, grow three to four feet high and just as wide. They have composite yellow flower heads that are two to four inches across.”Blooms typically mature to a diameter of 2.0 cm (0.78 inches imperial) and produce a licorish fragrance, whilst displaying in these approximate colours: Yellow. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. Leaves appear approximately as a Ao green colour. A type of flowering edible herb / flower, it mainly grows as an annual/perennial plant - which means it can have a varying lifetime - from 1 year to several. Normally grows with a bush-like habit.
Mexico is believed to be where Mexican tarragon originates from.
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By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Mexican tarragon about 49 days before your last frost date .
leaves and flowers are edible and have a similar flavor to French Tarragon.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Mexican tarragon so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Mexican tarragon so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Mexican tarragon plants:
Sweet mace, Mexican mint marigold, Texas tarragon, Pericon, Mexican marigold, Spanish Tarragon, Yerbis Anis, Mexican oregano
Tagetes lucida Cav.
Mexican tarragon care instructions
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