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Mexican Mint Marigold

Updated: Jul 23, 2023

Tagetes lucida Plant family: Asteraceae

Mint Marigold in the Garden Ecosystem

Mint marigold, also known as Mexican tarragon or pericón, is a lovely perennial herb to add to the Central Texas garden. It's very aromatic with a licorice-like flavor that is delicious in teas, infused waters, vinegars, and fruit salads. It also grows well in hot, dry conditions and has relatively low water needs, adds a cheerful yellow color to the garden after the summertime blooms have gone away, attracts pollinators, and is known to be deer resistant.

Working with Mint Marigold

It is also known to be helpful for relieving nausea, gastrointestinal upset, and it has a host of other medicinal and ceremonial uses. This plant makes an excellent border plant and is a fall-blooming perennial.

These statements are for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult a licensed health care professional before consuming a new plant -- especially if you are pregnant or have pre-existing medical conditions.


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