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Tagetes minuta

Not a looker but its roots kill perennial weeds. It's cleared a bed of ground elder at Perch Hill.
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500 seeds

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Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
October
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
minuta
Common name
Mexican Marigold
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
500 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)

Description

Not a looker, but its roots kill perennial weeds. It's cleared a bed of ground elder at Perch Hill. Also the fragrant leaves are good in tisanes and added to salads.

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.