More About Artemisia dracunculus
- Culinary herb with lance-like dark green leaves
- Non or rarely flowering
- Leaves can be harvested fresh, or cut and hung to dry for later use
Tarragon is an herbal flavouring used to seasonal salads, sauces, soups, stews, eggs, meat, fish, mustard and pickles. New growth is harvested to season or flavour vinegar, whereas the mature growth is used for freezing or drying. When harvesting for fresh use, prune off the lighter, new growth.
French Tarragon Growing and Maintenance Tips
Best grown in a neutral, organic, dry to average soil, in full sun. Avoid wet soils as tarragon is prone to root rot. Dividing clumps every 2-3 years helps vitalitiy and production of foliage. Do not prune heavily in late fall.
Artemisia dracunculus Characteristics
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils