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Sweet Mace (Tagetes lucida)

Do you find tarragon tricky to grow? It depends on your soil, but with this super-cinch tagetes, you have tarragon flavour pretty instantly and easily in your garden.
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100 seeds

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September
Height
75cm (30in)
Group/Species
lucida
Common name
Sweet Mace
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover in Feb-March. Sow thinly and cover lightly. Once seedlings have two 'true' leaves, pot on into individual pots and grow on in cooler temperatures. Harden off and plant out after last frosts, 30cm apart. Can sow direct in late spring.

Description

Do you find tarragon tricky to grow? It depends on your soil, but with this super-cinch tagetes, you have tarragon flavour pretty instantly and easily in your garden. Eat the brilliant orange flowers and young leaves, scattered over salad.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Swet mace is thought to be a good companion plant which deters aphids. It prefers a well-drained soil in a sunny spot. Keep picking or deadheading to extend the flowering season.