Tarragon - Mexican
- Type: annual
- Planting time: spring, after the last frost
- Features: aromatic leaves, yellow flowers in late summer and fall
- Light: sun to part shade
- Height: 14 to 30 inches
- Soil: light, well drained, on the dry side
- Spacing: 18 inches
- Plant Size: 14 to 30 inches tall
- Garden use: herb garden, flower border, containers, butterfly garden
- Culinary use: as a substitute for French tarragon
Also called Mexican mint marigold, Texas tarragon, and occasionally yerba anise, this plant is a great substitute for true French tarragon, in warm humid climates where French tarragon wanes in the summer. The leaves have a similar anise-like flavor and can be used in soups, for fish, chicken salad, and other dishes calling for tarragon. Although it is technically an annual, Mexican tarragon is an evergreen perennial in zones 9 and 10. The pretty plants bloom in late summer and fall. They make great additions to an herb garden or flower bed and also do well in containers.
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- Great in hot weather Review by riceke
Pros: Taste, Yield
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