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Yauhtli, Mexican Tarragon (Tagetes lucida)

Yauhtli, Mexican Tarragon (Tagetes lucida)
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Seed quantity:
100 Pcs.
Botanical name:
T. anethina, 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

Growing instructions
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.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Plant height approx.:
45–75 cm
Flower colour:
Orange, Yellow
Flowering period :
August, July, September
Water requirements:
Moderately moist
Lifecycle :
Perennial, Vivacious
Winter hardy up to:
–8 °C

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
April, March
Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
Needs light to germinate
Best germination temperature :
18 – 22 °C
Germination time in days:
7 – 14

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
Anis–Tagetes, Studentenblume, Winterestragon, Würztagetes, Yauhtli, mexikanischer Estragon
English names:
Mexican marigold, Mexican mint marigold, Mexican tarragon, Spanish tarragon, Sweet mace, Sweet scented marigold, Texas tarragon, Yauhtli
French names:
Tagète Lucida, Yauhtli
Spanish names:
Hierbanís, Pericón, Santa María, Yauhtli, Yerbanís
Italian names:
Garofano indiano, Tarragon Messicana, Yauhtli


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Schnell gekeimt!

5 of 5 stars
by Esther on 4/20/17

Habe die Samen auf der Fensterbank in Anzuchttöpfchen gestreut und leicht in die Erde gedrückt, sie sind übers Wochenende gekeimt und gedeihen gut! Ein paar habe ich probehalber mit ein wenig Erde bedeckt, die sind einige Tage später auch gekeimt.

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