French Tarragon – Buy herbs


Soft green, fragrant foliage grown for its culinary uses.

Recommended planting time: April/May to August.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots.

Only 3 left in stock


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.


Botanical name: Artemisia dracunculus French or Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa

French Tarragon in August
French Tarragon in August

French Tarragon culinary uses:

Use in chicken and egg dishes, sauces and vinegar’s

The best position in the garden:

Requires sun.

Requires sun.

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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Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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