Herb, Sweet Mace
- Annual or perennial in zones 8-11
- Plants grow to 12-24 inches tall
- Glossy green leaves
- Orange, anise-scented flowers
(Tagetes lucida) (aka Spanish Tarragon, Mexican Mint Marigold) Beautiful glossy leaves with small anise-scented golden flowers. The darling of many renowned Southwestern chefs, some even make a pesto from it! Plants grow 12-24" tall. Perennial in zones 8-11.
Learn to Grow it
Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
Germination: 4-10 Days
Thin: 8-12" Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors two weeks before last frost. Can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Thrives in warm sunny areas with well-drained soil. May be used in place of tarragon.