Mexican marigold is also called Mexican tarragon or Texas tarragon. This plant needs well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant. Mexican marigold is propagated from stem cuttings and divisions in the spring. This anise-flavored plant is used as an ornamental and a culinary treat.
Signet Marigold Care. Try growing signet marigolds in the herb garden or along with other edibles in the veggie garden. Edible marigolds like the same conditions as other edible plants, a fertile well-drained soil and a full sun location. Signet marigold care is not complicated.
"Tagetes minuta, also known as Southern Cone Marigold, Stinking Roger or black mint, is a tall upright marigold plant from the genus Tagetes, with small flowers, native to the southern half of South America. Since Spanish colonization, it has been introduced around the world including Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Tagetes lucida Cav. is a perennial plant native to Mexico and Central America. It is used as a medicinal plant and as a culinary herb. The leaves have a tarragon-like flavor, with hints of anise, and it has entered the nursery trade in North America as a tarragon substitute.