French Tarragon

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

ZONE:
5

HEIGHT:
60-90 cm

SPREAD:
30-60 cm

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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.

Additional Notes about French Tarragon:


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. 

 

 

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
HABIT:
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Herbal garden