Mexican Marigold 1 packet 250 seeds
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Organic Mexican Tarragon Herb
Organic Mexican Tarragon Herb
Mexican tarragon is a plant which belongs to the Tagetes genus. The origin of this plant's scientific name epithet (lucida) means 'shining'.
The leaves of the Mexican Tarragon have a mild tarragon / aniseed flavour and is commonly used as a herb in mexican and central american cookery. It is generally a low maintenance plant to grow in most gardens and can be grown purely for it’s ornamental value.
This is a half hardy semi woody sub shrub that bears clusters of small yellow flower heads on the ends of the stems.The plant continues to bloom late into autumn. Mexican tarragon flowers make a tasty addition to salads.1Blooms 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 and Painter yellow and Canary yellow. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. Leaves appear approximately as a Ao green and Grade 1 Paint 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 reaching to a mature height of 1.95 feet (60.0 cm). Mexican tarragon is a great plant to attract butterflies, bees and birds to your garden.
Guatemala is believed to be where Mexican tarragon originates from.
Mexican tarragon is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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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.
Keeps best made into pesto and frozen.
Harvest fresh leaves for tea.
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:
No serious pests.
Used in Mexico as protection against the devil.
Traditionally was combined with peyote and smoked, or mixed in beer or cactus liquor.2
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Tagetes lucida Cav.
Mexican tarragon care instructions
How long does Mexican tarragon take to grow?
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