French Tarragon description
This has got a stronger aroma than Russian Tarragon.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
It is not so hardy as the Russian Tarragon, but once it has got established in a sheltered spot in your garden, it has a good chance of surviving most winters (here in East Anglia in the UK), provided it is in well drained soil.
Approximate AVAILABILITY IS THE END OF APRIL to AUGUST ONLY.
Botanical name: Artemisia dracunculus French or Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa
French Tarragon culinary uses:
Use in chicken and egg dishes, sauces and vinegar’s
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Any reasonable, well-drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Not very hardy.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
A light leafy mulch may help to protect the plant through the winter.
Size of plant:
Height 60 cm.
Spread 40 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 5 plant per square metre.
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