Native to Mexico, leaves have s strong tarragon and anise flavour so can be used as a substitute in the winter when tarragon is not available. Lovely yellow flowers in summer with a sweet scent perfect for flavouring soups and sauces. Use dried leaves and flowers to make an anise flavoured tea.

Type: Hardy Perennial

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Soil type: Well drained soil

Aspect: Full sun  

Flower colour: Yellow

Flowering time: Summer

Tagetes lucida Mexican Tarragon