Mexican Mint Marigold
- Full Shade
- Part Sun/Shade
- Deer Resistant
- Attracts Pollinators
About This Plant
Sun/part shade (blooms more profusely in full-day sun). An herbaceous perennial growing to 2 feet with yellow-orange flowers during summer. Freezes back in winter to return from the roots.
The cool flavor of the leaves is distinctive and variously described as anise or licorice. Both leaves and flowers are used for teas and for seasonings, and, especially, for offerings during Day of the Dead celebrations.
Appreciates some supplemental summer water in full sun, especially in pots. Light pruning in early summer produces denser growth and thicker blooms in autumn.