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An unusual herb native to southern Mexico, not often seen outside this area. Pipicha is very popular among cilantro lovers. The aromatic, grass like leaves have a mild cilantro flavor blended with a hint of parsley and arugula. It’s difficult to describe, you just need to try it. Upright plants have a wispy way about them, growing up to 48 inches tall. Pipicha is an attractive plant for the landscape, producing charming blue flowers with a unique look. Grows to 36-48"

75 seeds


Porophyllum tagetoides

Tender perennial: Zone 9-11

Germination:  7-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on surface, lighlty cover

Sowing Indoors: Start indoors 4-5 weeks before last frost. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after last frost, space 6-12" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: After last frost. Sow a few seeds every 1-2", thin 6-12" apart.  

Light Needs: Full Sun 

Soil Needs:  Pipicha needs average, dry to medium, well-drained soils

Uses:  Culinary, attracts bees and beneficials, ornamental- in containers, hanging baskets or window boxes

Harvest: Cut leaves, starting around 6" or harvest tips.