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Artemisia dracunculus

Artemisia dracunculus - French Tarragon

Artemisia dracunculus - French Tarragon

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

Interesting Notes:

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. 

 

 

Zone:

5

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

30-60 cm
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Herbal garden