Tagetes lucida - Perennial. 80 cms height, 50 cms width. Full sun to part shade. Native to Mexico and South America. Used in those regions as a medicinal and culinary herb Leaves used fresh or dried. When dried and ground the leaves are used as a substitute for tarragon. A tea is made from the leaves and the flowers. Sunny yellow flowers from late summer until autumn. A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers. Suits most well drained soil types, but will also grow in clay soils. Has a long history of use, was used by the Aztecs. Companion plant to tomatoes. Roots will rot in waterlogged soil.
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