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Tagetes minuta or Mexican marigold is an extraordinary plant that isn't a looker but its roots kill perennial weeds. It really knocked back a bed of bindweed at Perch Hill and cleared a bed of ground elder. Give it a try.
|Common name:||Mexican Marigold|
|Soil Type:||Well drained soil, with plenty of organic matter.||Site:||Full sun and shelter||Height:||180cm (6ft)||Care tips:||The dried leaves are used as an edible herb with an apple flavour, and also as a medicinal plant, but beware, as the leaves can cause a rash in some people.||Flowers:||❀ October|