Epazote Overview

Description Epazote is a pungent tender perennial most commonly used in Mexican cooking. Use the leaves fresh or dried in bean dishes and soups. Epazote blends well with oregano, cumin, and chiles, but on its own it has a strong flavor that some compare to kerosene. Mature plants grow 2-3 feet tall. Epazote prefers a dry, sunny site, but isn't particular about growing conditions. In fact, it readily spreads throughout the garden unless you contain it and remove flower stalks before they set seed.
Genus Name Dysphania ambrosioides
Common Name Epazote
Plant Type Herb
Light Part Sun, Sun
Height 1 to 3 feet
Width null to 3 feet
Special Features Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
Zones 10, 11, 8, 9
Propagation Division, Seed
Problem Solvers Drought Tolerant

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