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Artemisia dracunculus

French tarragon

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height0.6m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite, yellow
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Artemisia dracunculus (French tarragon). This is a hardy perennial and an essential culinary herb. The leaves are fragrant will an anise-flavoured. This herb is commonly used to flavour vinegar.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Southern Europe

Interest and use

Fragrance, culinary, foliage, banks

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will prefer an open sunny, well drained site. Trim lightly in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or autumn, or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids.

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