Tarragon, Mexican plant

$6.60 incl. GST

Usually Available: May to December
Shipping: NOT Western Australia or Tasmania, NOT internationally
Botanical Name: Tagetes lucida
Pot Size: 50mm tube,

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Mexican Tarragon plant, Tagetes lucida, is also known as Sweet Tarragon, or Winter Tarragon. Mexican Tarragon appears in the religious art of Central America. The dried leaf and flowers used as a smokable euphoric. The fresh leaf has an anise flavour and is used as a food flavouring and as a tea. Flowers are edible. A tea made from the dried leaves is used to sweat a cold (a diaphoretic).  A companion plant. Mexican Tarragon plant is native to Mexico and Central America. Prefers a light to medium free draining soil in an open sunny position. Flowers of a deep yellow colour appear in summer. Drought hardy but frost tender. A herbaceous perennial in warm climates and an annual in cold areas. Growing to 0.6m x 0.6m.