Sweet Mace

Tagetes lucida | SKU: 1254
2 Reviews
$3.75 to $5.75
  • Annual or perennial in zones 8-11
  • Plants grow to 12-24 inches tall
  • Glossy green leaves
  • Orange, anise-scented flowers

$3.75 to $5.75

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Item Details

(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 Sweet Mace

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.

Ratings & Reviews

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Not what I'd hoped for


My plants are very long, spindly and lie on the ground. Looks more like a ground cover in my flower bed.

Great for the herb garden


Love this plant for the flowers..blooms late for the pollinators here in Rhode Island,rugged and tasty,prolific and pretty,smells good too