(Tagetes lucida) Dating back to at least the 16th century, native to Guatemala and Mexico and known by many names such as Mexican Mint Marigold, Sweet Mace, Winter Tarragon and Cloud Plant. A tender perennial in warmer zones, with a flavor reminiscent of French tarragon but with a touch more anise/licorice taste and small, vibrant yellow, edible flowers to brighten up just about anything come late summer through frost. I know I know, do you really need another herb in your garden? Yes, yes you do. It’s not just me, the bees and beneficials concur. It has a long and storied history that we encourage you to read up on when you have a moment. Plants so often offer more than first meets the eye. Heat and drought tolerant. Hardy in zones 8-10 and can grow to 2+'.
80-90 days. UO
Packet: 100 seeds
Product Code: HER-MT-pkt
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Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before your last frost.
Transplant after last frost.
Direct seed after last frost.
Note: Long-blooming attractor of beneficial insects. Drought and heat tolerant.
8-12" in rows 15" apart.
4-14 days @ soil temp 65-80F
Average. Prefers well-drained, and evenly moist soil.
Pinch at 8" to encourage branching.
Edible greens similar to French tarragon.
Sprinkle, sprinkle edible petals on anything!