The Main Plant entry for Tarragons (Artemisia dracunculus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Leaves: Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Culinary Herb
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Stem
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Tarragon
  • French Tarragon
  • Common Kitchen Tarragon
  • Russian Tarragon
Matching plants under this entry
  • Artemisia dracunculus
  • Artemisia dracunculoides
  • Oligosporus dracunculus
  • Artemisia dracunculus var. glauca

Photo Gallery
Location: Riverside, CA
Date: 2014-01-26

Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid
photo credit: Cillas
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: July 
Artemisia dracunculus  flowers and leaves
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Cobs On January 14, 2023 Obtained plant
French Tarragon.
Purchased from Harrison Garden Centre, Feilding. Planted in pot to sit on pavers by clothesline in the herb area My photos
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