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Tarragon in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Artemisia dracunculus syn. Artemisia redowskii

 

Tarragon

Tarragon is an erect clump forming woody perennial with aromatic narrow sword-shaped leaves, widely used as a culinary herb. It bears small, insignificant pale-yellow flowers in late Summer.

 
plant Features
  • Tarragon likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Tarragon likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Tarragon is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Tarragon likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Tarragon

Latin name

Artemisia dracunculus syn. Artemisia redowskii

type

Herb

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tarragon likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Tarragon is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Tarragon likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Tarragon likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tarragon is 0.50meters x 1.00meters 0.50 M 1.00 M

Artemisia dracunculus syn. Artemisia redowskii

Tarragon is an erect clump forming woody perennial with aromatic narrow sword-shaped leaves, widely used as a culinary herb. It bears small, insignificant pale-yellow flowers in late Summer.


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Small, insignificant pale-yellow flower heads in late summer.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container grown plants out in spring in full sun and free draining site, dig plenty of compost into the soil before setting out.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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