Mexican Mint Marigold (Tagetes lucida) Plant Profile!

After a long break, we are happy to continue our individual Texas native plants profiles and today we will put the spotlight on Mexican Mint Marigold (Tagetes lucida).

“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!”


What do you think about Mexican Mint Marigold (Tagetes lucida)? Do you grow it yourself? What kind of experience and insights you have to share? We love featuring our readers’ plant pictures and Xeriscapes!

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