Mexican Mint Marigold or Mexican Tarragon
Mexican Mint Marigold is a species of perennial marigold that is grown as a tarragon substitute in warmer regions. It has a similar anise/licorice flavor as tarragon making it great for salads. We especially like it mixed in with a cucumber salad. It produces lovely tiny yellow flowers all summer long, and the flowers are edible as well. Perennial in zone 8, which means it will survive the winter and regrow in the spring in the valley regions of Western Oregon.
Tender Perennial Zones 8-11
Fertile well-draining soil
Transplant seedlings to the garden in the spring when all threat of frost has passed
Days to Maturity
Photo credit: Territorial Seed