Tagetes minuta - Muster John Henry, Chinchilla, Wild Marigold
A tall culinary, medicinal herb and weed killer, companion plant, effective insecticide. An essential oil is produced from the plant that is used in flavouring various food stuffs. The dried leaves of Mexican Marigold are used as a tea and also in cooking they give an apple like aroma to foods. Medicinally used both internally and externally. A weed killing plant, its roots are known to destroy weeds. Sow seed in spring, grow in fertile soil in a sunny site.