A pot of Fresh Tarragon in the polytunnel

French Tarragon Plants

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French Tarragon, a classic herb that brings a burst of anise-like flavor to your dishes which is going to elevate your kitchen garden to new levels. It's lush green foliage with long, elegant leaves looks marvellous whether it's planted alone in a pot to shine, or interplanted with other traditional varieties such as rosemary, thyme and oregano in a bed. 

This herb loves sunlight and well-drained soil, so consider planting it in a container with good drainage if you're short on garden space. It's an easy herb plant to look after as long as you ensure that the roots aren't waterlogged or too dry throughout the year which is great for those just getting started with their herb gardens.

The best time to harvest French Tarragon is in the morning when the oils are most concentrated. Snip the stems near the base using scissors or pruning shears. Regular harvesting encourages bushier growth, ensuring a steady supply of fresh leaves. French Tarragon is a culinary powerhouse, lending its distinctive anise-like flavour to a variety of dishes. You can add fresh French Tarragon leaves to salads, soups, and sauces to impart a subtle, sophisticated flavour. Alternatively, mix finely chopped French Tarragon with softened butter to create a delectable herb butter. Perfect for spreading on bread or melting over grilled vegetables.

  • Latin Name: Artemisia dracunculus (French Tarragon)

    Type: Perennial

    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? Flowers irregularly, but does develop yellow flowers.

    Top care tips: Must be protected from frost. Free draining soil is important.




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