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French Tarragon, True Tarragon
Scientific Name: Artemisia dracunculus L.
Family: Asteraceae
French Tarragon, True Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 6-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Western Europe

Growth Habits: Perennial, up to 2 feet tall (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water, well drained soil.

Propagation: Division in spring or early fall, cuttings in summer. (the tarragon doesn't produce any seed)

This is the main spice in the bearnaise sauce. It is used for fish and white meats.
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.

Cultural Practices:
If needed, transplant in winter. Does well in poor to average soil, but needs good drainage.

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