Marigold, Mexican Marigold/Mexican Tarragon Seeds - (Tagetes lucida)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 35 seeds per pack
- Tender perennial
- Days to Germination:
- 7-14 days @ 75F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Soil Requirements:
- Well-drained soil
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Mexican Marigold/Mexican Tarragon
Sweet, licorice-flavored leaves and flowers are a gentle, golden-yellow; bloom all summer and can be dried for a delicious tea. Leaves are a substitute for French Tarragon and thrive in warm areas where tarragon does not grow.
The leaf was given by the Aztecs to dull the senses of sacrificial victims.
Can be added to sangria, punches, mulled cider and used as a tea to calm nerves, stomachs and cure hangovers. Also good in vinaigrette's. Recent articles suggest that orange marigold petals are fed to laying hens to make the color of their egg yolks a deeper color. Another important benefit is that the pigment of the petals contains beneficial compounds that aid eye health.
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