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Tarragon Seeds - Mexican

Tarragon Seeds - Mexican

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Packet $4.99
1 Ounce $29.39 ($29.39/ounce)
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  • Heat loving, late blooming glossy licorice-flavored leaves
  • Perfect for Hot Climates where a true Tarragon will not thrive
  • Fragrant and Flavorful! Uses include culinary, medicinal and ornamental
  • Hardy in Zones 8-11, grown as annual in all other Zones
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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Slightly Sweet; Anise-like; Hints of Mint; Spicy
Plant Characteristics Attracts Pollinators
Use Culinary, Medicinal
Growing Conditions Cold Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Indoor, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried, Sauce/Paste
Plant Resistance Deer

About Tarragon Seeds - Mexican

Tagetes lucida

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Sweetscented Marigold, Mexican Marigold, Texas Tarragon, Mexican Marigold

Grow Herbs - Plant Mexican Tarragon Seeds

Mexican Tarragon is a wonderful addition to any herb garden, as it blooms in the summer and fall when all other herbs are waning. These flowers are purely ornamental, while the glossy leaves are licorice scented and flavored. In warm climates it is a good substitute for French Tarragon, which often withers in heat, as it has a flavor quite similar to Tarragon, with a touch of anise. Treated like an annual in cold winter regions, Mexican Tarragon is a perennial in warmer zones where it may die down and then sprout back in spring.

Planting Information

Planting Tarragon Seeds - Mexican

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/2 inch
Plant Spacing 18 to 24 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 8, 9, 10, 11
Days to Maturity 90 to 120 days
View our Tarragon Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 247 Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 35,000 Up to 150 Sq. Ft

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