Herb, Sweet Mace

Tagetes lucida
$2.99 to $4.75
SKU: 1254
  • Annual or perennial in zones 8-11
  • Plants grow to 12-24 inches tall
  • Glossy green leaves
  • Orange, anise-scented flowers

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(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.