Tarragon, French tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
Quick facts and care essentials
A perennial with narrow, anise-flavored leaves of shiny dark green, tarragon dies to the ground in winter but returns the following spring. Plants grow 1 to 2 feet tall; space them 2 feet apart. French tarragon can only be grown from divisions or cuttings. Seed-grown plants belong to a different variety and are inferior in flavor.
- Zones 3-24, 29-41
- Full sun
- Occasional water