Mexican Mint Marigold

Mexican Mint Marigold

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Also known as Texas tarragon and sweet mace, this late-blooming marigold does best in warm climates with a long growing season. Used effectively as a fine culinary tarragon substitute, its licorice-flavored leaves add a new dimension to salads, pesto, sauces, fish and poultry dishes. In Mexico and Guatemala it is a popular tea. Its edible, small yellow flowers last late into the season and add a saffron-like color to food. (Tagetes lucida)

Medicinal: Diuretic, digestive aid, with hypotensive and febrifuge and anesthetic properties. In Mexico it is prepared with chocolate as a tea for treating chills.

Growing instructions: Annual in zones 6-8, or a perennial in zones 9-10. Germination at 70-80°F in 7-14 days. Transplant. Full sun. Grows 24"-30" tall. Space 12" apart.

Packet: 0.10g - approximately 125 seeds