Mexican Tarragon is a lovely culinary herb, herbal tea, and attractive garden plant. The glossy green leaves have a delicate aniseed flavour, and are often used as an alternate to Tarragon. Plants grow to a height of about 70cm and have very fragrant clusters of yellow flowers from July to September.
The leaves are used fresh or dry ground to flavour food, and the leaves and flowers are used to brew herbal tea, and as a medicinal herb to relieve headaches and enhance mood. The petals are edible and are used as a garnish. Dried plants can be burned as a natural incense to repel insects.
Mexican Tarragon grows best in full sun and well drained soil, protected from frost. It has a stronger flavour if kept on the drier side and grown in less fertile soil.
Pack of approx 150 seeds. Sow in spring. Start the seeds indoors in early to mid spring or sow directly into cultivated ground in late spring (May and early June). Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the seed packet.
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