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Mexican Mint Marigold

Also known as Mexican Tarragon, Sweet Mace, or SpanishTarragon. Edible golden flowers and foliage have an anise flavor, slightly hinted with citrus. Used in gourmet dishes and can be substituted for French tarragon.  A tidy upright bush growing up to 24", covered with clusters of golden yellow flowers in late summer. Holds its simple bright flowers for a long time and is beautiful in herb, flower, or container gardens. Zone 8-11. 

100 seeds




Tagestes lucida 


Germination: 7-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, space 8-15" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: Starting a week or two before the last frost date into early summer. Sow a few seeds every 8-15", thin to the most robust seedlings, or sow seeds close together, 1 per inch, and when you thin the seedlings transplant them to other places in the garden. 

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width: 24” x 12-18”

Spacing: 8-15" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:  Average, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 80-90 days

Uses: Flower beds, containers and planters

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Pinch back plants when they are young for a bushier growth habit. Deadhead to prolong blooming. Amend soil with compost before sowing or transplanting or apply liquid fertilizer a few


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Robert M.
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We ordered our seeds and they had what we wanted and they arrived very fast, so far everything we planted is working great!

Karen M.
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My Mexican Mint plants grew about 18" long, but were extremely floppy and didn't look that tall because they were lying over on their sides. The flowers were pretty and kept flowering late into the season until killed by frost. I used a medium amount of fertilizer; next year I will try again but not put any fertilizer on them and see how that works.


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Hello Karen, Thank you for your feedback. I apologize that you had that experience and hope that you have a better experience next season! Happy Gardening! Matthew

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Hello Friends, There was uneven germination in both sets of seeds I planted yet the second set is much better, moree pronounced and faster. It could be anything. –G

Brian M.
United States United States
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So far so good!

2021 has been a weird one for weather in Texas. We had a deep freeze event in February, and we are in drought conditions as summer starts. Through all of that, the seeds have sprouted and the plants are growing. No blooms yet, but we're looking good so far. And as always, the delivery was timely, and all as it should have been. I love this company.