The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Tagetes lucida. Mexican tarragon is a type of marigold that produces delicious leaves with notes of anise. It can be used as a substitute for French tarragon, and it is easier to grow in heat and humidity, while being fairly drought tolerant. The leaves have a stronger flavor so less is needed to flavor a dish. Excellent container herb that can be grown indoors during the winter. Also called Mexican Mint and Spanish, Texas, or Winter tarragon.
|Container Friendly||Trellis Needed||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly|
|Full Sun||USDA Hardiness zones 8-11||Loose||Water sparingly; avoid wetting foliage; drought tolerant|
|Plant Spacing||Plant Size||Days to Maturity|
|12"||24" tall, 12"–15" wide|
Common Diseases and Pests
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