Mexican or Aztec Tarragon is a consistent perennial, this pretty herb sits comfortably amongst others. Growing here to a height of 80cm, it’s vertical nature makes a stately low centrepiece to small herb garden.
Well drained soil and full sun keep it happy and it’s habit of leaving the showy business of flowering until very late summer and autumn means that it is in full bloom when most others have long gone to seed.
If you have frosts during winter Mexican Tarragon may die down but will re-shoot as soon as spring arrives. The leaves of Mexican Tarragon are great as a salad additive with a splash of aniseed.
Even the flowers have that same anise like taste and dress up the salads as do nasturtiums. We add Mexican Tarragon to soups as they combine well with most foods even asparagus soup.
If your climate is cold in winter and you do not want to go without, they will grow quite well in tubs or pots as long as they can drain.
25 fresh seeds
Degree of difficulty in germination…..4/10 (1 is easy – 10 very difficult) Seasonal