Mexican Mint Marigold
Common Names: Yerbis Anis, Spanish Tarragon, Texas Tarragon, Sweet Mace
Light: Full Sun/Part Shade
Height: 2′ – 3′
Spacing/Spread: 2′ – 3′
Evergreen: No, plant is deciduous.
Color: Yellow Flowers.
Interest: Flowers in Fall.
Texas Native: No, but particularly well adapted to central Texas and Austin.
Extra: Deer resistant.
Features: This Texas adapted perennial has yellow flowers during the Fall. Very deer resistant.
Austin Native Landscaping: “Mexican Marigold Mint is a great choice for heavy deer pressure landscape designs. Its modest size, full sun and part shade tolerance, fall yellow color show, and very modest water requirements make this perennial a solid choice in many of our designs. We love to use Mexican Marigold Mint in deer pressure side walk strips/nuisance strips, where it’s modest sized and water requirements make it an excellent flowering candidate. You could prune it some during summer for a more compact and tidy specimen.
Fun Fact: Mexican Marigold Mint is a great culinary herb that somewhat tastes like tarragon. Straight from the sidewalk strip to your salad bowl!”
Family: Asteraceae (Pronounced – ass-ter-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Tagetes (Pronounced – TAG-e-teez)
Species: lucida (Pronounced – loo-sid-uh)
Propagation: Stem cuttings, rootball division, layering.