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Latin Name: Artemisia dracunculus (French Tarragon)
Soil Type: Free draining
Where should I plant this variety? Full sun
How tall does it grow? Approx 80cm
How much space does it need? Approx 40cm
When does it flower? Yellow flowers, irregular flowering.
Top care tips: Must be protected from frost. Free draining soil is important.
"French Tarragon will always be one of our best selling herbs and also one of our favourites to use in the kitchen. ‘Artemisia dracunculus’ might sound like the name of a James Bond villain, but it is also delicious and versatile with a strong aniseed flavour that I could just eat all day.
Ideally French Tarragon will enjoy being grown in free draining and sunny conditions. We don’t have a space in our garden that is free draining enough so we keep our Tarragon in a planter. It is frost tender so will require protection during a ‘normal’ British winter. It cannot be grown from seed and is instead propagated from cuttings.
Really important to note that this plant is different and distinctive to Russian Tarragon which lacks the flavour associated with this variety. Annoyingly Russian Tarragon is much easier to grow - why is that always the case!?
Tarragon is a supremely popular herb. It is one that we find is called for in recipes and you rarely seem to have access to it when you need it! It is traditionally used as a seasoning with chicken or fish dishes but we have recently seen it used as a flavouring in salad dressing and it blew our minds. The flavour of homegrown French Tarragon tends to take many by surprise so be aware, less can be more!"
All herbs dispatched with DHL Next Day Delivery. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is 48 hour delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.
If your plant is available on our surplus list you will have the option to 'order now'. We dispatch fresh herbs by Next Day DHL Delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all such orders within 10 days.
Herb plants are dispatched from April – September each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.
If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.