Yauhtli, Mexican Tarragon (Tagetes lucida)
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Yauhtli, Mexican Tarragon (Tagetes lucida)

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Tagetes lucida, also known as Mexican Marigold or Yauhtli, is native to Mexico and Central America. It is an essential ingredient in the preparation of an original Aztec cocoa drink. It has a distinct aroma similar to that of woodruff, and is a
delicious herb for cooking or infusions.
Mexican Tarragon: 100 Tagetes lucida seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
45 – 75 cm
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
Lifecycle :
full sun
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
Sowing time outdoors:
Best germination temperature :
18 – 22 °C
Germination time in days:
7 – 14
Perennial, non winter-hardy shrub. Can be grown outdoors, where it thrives much better than indoors, as an annual plant. Loves loose soils and bright places. Indoor overwintering is possible if grown as a container plant. Sowing: preculture recommended. The seeds needs light to germinate, so scatter them on the seed compost and slightly press them into the soil.

Image source:
Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B.C., Canada / CC BY
Bentham-Moxon Trust.; Curtis, William; Curtis's botanical magazine dedications, 1827-1927 : portraits and biographical notes.; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.; Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust. / Public domain
Other names
Botanical name:
t. anethinatagetes lucida
German names:
anis–tagetesmexikanischer estragonstudentenblumewinterestragonwürztagetesyauhtli
English names:
mexican marigoldmexican mint marigoldmexican tarragonspanish tarragonsweet macesweet scented marigoldtexas tarragonyauhtli
French names:
tagète lucidayauhtli
Spanish names:
hierbaníspericónsanta maríayauhtliyerbanís
Italian names:
garofano indianotarragon messicanayauhtli
Item number
Magic Garden Seeds
Seed quantity:
100 Pcs.

Nice herb

5 of 5 stars
by Myra on 8/31/20

Nice herb

Beutiful herb

5 of 5 stars
by Murat on 10/27/19

Beautiful herb, easy to grow in our mediterranean climate and it makes a tasty tisane.

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