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Marigold, Mexican Mint

Tagetes lucida ASTERACEAE
Also known as Texas tarragon and sweet mace, this late-blooming marigold does best in warm climates with a long growing season. Used effectively as a fine culinary tarragon substitute, its licorice-flavored leaves add a new dimension to salads, pesto, sauces, fish and poultry dishes. In Mexico and Guatemala it is a popular tea. Its edible, small yellow flowers last late into the season and add a saffron-like color to food. Medicinal: Diuretic, digestive aid, with hypotensive and febrifuge and anesthetic properties. In Mexico it is prepared with chocolate as a tea for treating chills.
Pkt. (0.1 g, 125 seeds)

[Culture: Annual, zones 6-8, Perennial, zones 9-10/70-80°F/7-14 days/transplant/sun/24"-30" ht./12" apart]


Pkt. (0.1 g, 125 seeds)
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 10 November, 2004.

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