Texan Tarragon Plants

Texan Tarragon Plants


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If you love the flavour of French Tarragon, but live in a warm, humid area, you might find Texan Tarragon a little easier to grow. Texan Tarragon has cheerful yellow flowers, and the signature anise/licorice flavour of French Tarragon.  It is great in a pot, or as a beautiful companion plant in your edible garden.

Urban Bounty Texan Tarragon plants come in a 1.5 litre pot.  

What is Texan Tarragon? (Tagetes lucida, Mexican Tarragon, Mint Marigold)

Texan Tarragon isn't actually a Tarragon, although it has a similar flavour profile.  Part of the Sunflower family, it is actually more closely related to Marigold.  Texan Tarragon originates from the Southwest Unites States, Central and South America. 

Texan Tarragon is a bushy perennial with bright golden flowers that bloom in autumn.  It has a wonderful anise-licorice fragrance that echoes its flavour.  It grows to between 60cm and 1 metre high, making it a perfect filler for the middle section of the garden.  

Culinary Uses for Texan Tarragon

Texan Tarragon has a sweet licorice or anise flavour and is often used in Mexican cuisine.  It can be used as a substitute for French Tarragon, and works well in both savory and sweet dishes.  Try the flowers in salads, or add them to your favourite chicken dish.  The flavour in the leaves breaks down more quickly when heated, so add them at the end of cooking.)  Dried Texan Tarragon flowers and leaves can also be used to brew a sweet licorice-flavoured cup of herbal tea. 

Growing Conditions - Texan Tarragon

Texan Tarragon thrives in full sun and hot, dry conditions.  This easy care plant likes rich, well-drained soil.   Add a handful of compost and some Morganics to enrich the soil when planting.  

While Texan Tarragon is relatively drought tolerant, it does better with regular watering - enough to keep the soil moist, but not soggy.  This plant is dormant in the winter, so it will weather a frost.  We recommend planting it in a relatively sheltered spot, as exposure to heavy wind can knock the flowers a bit. 

At the end of flowering, cut the stems off at the base, and hang them upside down to dry - you'll be able to enjoy the dried leaves over winter!

What climate do Texan Tarragon plants prefer?

Start Texan Tarragon seeds indoors, and then plant the seedlings out in spring, after the last frost. Texan Tarragon does best in a warmer climate.

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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