How to grow Mexican tarragon

Mexican tarragon growing shrub‎ of the genus Tagetes also known as Tagetes lucida, Mexican tarragon perennial evergreen plant and also used as fragrant ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, desert , temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Mexican tarragon leaves

Leaves edible fragrant the color green the shape is linear,

Flower attract pollinators in yellow color

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How to grow Mexican tarragon growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed /Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but it’s easy to do

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year in colder temperature spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant?
30-80 cm, 12-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small yellow flowers

Pollination is done by:
Bees, attract pollinators

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can be trim with the stems

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible fragrant the color green the shape is linear

Uses of Mexican tarragon leaves:
Spices, herb

Scientific name:

Tagetes lucida

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone