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Tarragon Seeds - Mexican Tagetes lucida

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1 Ounce $24.95
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  • 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

Product Description

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.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Tarragon Seeds - Mexican
    Botanical Name:Tagetes lucida
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Upright plant with delicate leaves and sweet licorice-like fragrance
    Features:Open Pollinated, Culinary, Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant
    Days to Maturity:90-120 Days
    Plant Spacing:18-24 inches
    Planting Depth:1/2 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Mexican Tarragon

    When to Plant Tarragon Seeds

    Sow Mexican Tarragon seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost of the season or sow directly outdoors when soil temperatures reach 70 to 75°F.

    Where to Plant Tarragon Seeds

    Plant Mexican Tarragon in loamy to sandy soils that are well draining. Mexican Tarragon thrives in full sun (6-8 hours of sun per day). Unlike its Russian and French counterpart, Mexican Tarragon is substantially more tolerant of drought, heat, and humidity and will do better in environments prone to those conditions. Do not plant in areas where the garden is frequently watered.

    How to Plant Tarragon Seeds

    When planting outdoors, scatter Tarragon seeds lightly over the soil and do not bury them deeper than 1/8th of an inch; Tarragon requires sunlight to germinate seeds. As seedlings begin to grow in size, thin them out until each plant is 12-18 inches apart. When transplanting from indoors, be sure to harden seedlings for 7-10 days before placing in the garden.

    How to Harvest Tarragon

    Leaves can be harvested in the summertime or sprigs can be cut from the woody parts of the plant. Store both the leaves and stalks in water or freeze to keep them preserved for longer.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

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