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Tarragon: Tagetes lucida 'Mexican'

Botanical name: Tagetes lucida 'Mexican'

Common name: tarragon

also known as (sweet mace, Texas Tarragon, pericon, mexican mint marigold)

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Tarragon: Tagetes lucida 'Mexican'
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Soil: damp, neutral, loam
Sun:
  
Zones: 8a thru 11b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
perennial
Category:   
Attributes:

deer resistant, bee attracting, edible, drought tolerant

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Tagetes lucida 'Mexican' bears aromatic, anise-flavored leaves used in seasoning sauces, soups, teas, and vinegar. This tarragon produces narrow, glossy green, serrated leaves and small yellow flowers in clusters. The dried leaves and flowers are brewed into a tea traditionally used for colic and malaria. Used as a poultice for rattlesnake bites and ceremonially by native peoples in Central-Southern Mexico. Start indoors 6 weeks before last frost date. Can also be sown directly in the garden. During germination, keep entire seedbed evenly moist. Planting depth: 1/2 inch. Days to germination: 5-7 days. 2 years to maturity.

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