Mexican Mint Marigold

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Mexican Mint Marigold

Tagetes lucida
Mint Marigold; Mexican Tarragon; Yerba Anis
1.5

3 feet
1

1.5 feet
Mexico
  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • 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.

Maintenance

Appreciates some supplemental summer water in full sun, especially in pots. Light pruning in early summer produces denser growth and thicker blooms in autumn.

Features

Plant Type:
Herb
Size:
1.5-3' H, 1-1.5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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