Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Hardy

Mexican Tarragon is hardy down to about 10˚ F. In areas with colder winters the plant can be moved into a container and brought indoors till the cold passes. Even if the top dies back the roots will be in good condition if kept at warm enough temperatures. Perennial in zones 8 to 11, it has to be grown as an annual in colder zones or brought indoors for winter.

Crops
Spring Transplant, Spring
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot

Mexican Tarragon needs good air circulation, plenty of sun, and well-draining, semi-moist soil.

Outdoor Growing Temp
55°F - 95°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
60°F

Plant after last frost date.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm, Hot)

Mexican Tarragon will grow more leaves and flowers of higher quality if grown in full sun.

Water
Moderate

Mexican Tarragon is fairly drought tolerant but will grow more leaves of higher quality if it receives adequate water.

Feeder
Moderate

Mexican Tarragon prefers moderately rich garden soil.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, High heat
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Mexican Tarragon grows well in containers but be sure to put plants in a place that gets at least 4 hours of light daily. Growing Mexican Tarragon in containers is ideal for colder climates with more severe winters.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
-
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
16.0-36.0"
Plant Diameter
10.0-15.0"
Hardiness Zone
8-11
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Similar to French Tarragon with a slightly sweet anise flavor.