Tagetes lucidia /Spanish Tarragon

Tagetes lucidia   / Tagetes lucidia
Leaves of this herb used iin the Southwestern USA
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Leaves of this herb used iin the Southwestern USA

Has flowers that look like marigolds, its cousin

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Scientific Name: Tagetes lucidia
Common Name: Spanish Tarragon
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Orange
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This herb is closely related to the Marigold. It is valued as an herb by the chefs in the Southwest. The orange flowers are showy against glossy, dasrk green leaves. It is fairly hardy and generally flowers only where winters come late. It can grow up to 4-5 feet tall when not hit by freezing temperatures.