Russian Tarragon description
This is extremely hardy and has a stronger aroma than wild Tarragon.
But it is not as strong as French Tarragon which is not so hardy.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This is okay in a herb garden, border or patio and is straightforward provided it is in fairly free draining soil.
Also called Estragon.
Botanical name: Artemisia dracunculus Russian or Artemisia dracunculoides L.
Russian Tarragon culinary uses:
Use in salads, meat dishes, sauces and vegetables.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a smallish space.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable, well-drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
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.
Size of plant:
Height 50 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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