What is the plant
A lovely cheerful very aromatic plant for hot sunny areas. Grown as a annual in zones 7 and above and a tender perennial zone 8-11. In most cases it produces a lowish growing shrub like herb about 12 " high with bright yellow flowers from mid summer that will persist until the frost. Its fairly drought tolerant and the strong anise licorice aroma sends a wonderful scent across the garden. Use for low borders sunny pots and rockery areas. The strong flavor keeps the deer and rabbits away while giving bright color to the garden all summer long. Its also a great substitute for French tarragon and great in salads.This Mexican native is a popular culinary herb in Latin America. Dried leaves are used as a substitute for French Tarragon. Both the dried leaves and flowers can be used to brew tea. Fresh flowers are a beautiful and tasty addition to salads and may be used as a garnish on the dinner plate. Plant Mexican Tarragon around porches and patio as a natural deterant to insects.
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