Growing French tarragon

Artemisia dracunculus : Asteraceae / the daisy family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
P                   P P

(Best months for growing French tarragon in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

  • P = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • Plant cuttings or root division. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 16 - 24 inches apart
  • Harvest in 6-8 weeks. Pick leaves when young for best flavour.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Aubergine (Eggplant) and Capsicum (Peppers)

Your comments and tips

19 Nov 20, Nui (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I found some at Mitre 10 this week
09 Oct 20, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Google where to buy in NZ
08 Oct 20, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Check internet sites.
12 Apr 20, Sarina (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can I buy French tarragon plants or seeds now (April)?
26 Oct 20, Alan (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try Allrareherbs ... just received 3 x French...excellent service, but get them to send on a Monday so they will not spend weekend in a post office
14 Apr 20, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
French tarragon should be grown from cuttings. Seeds are usually Russian tarragon, which is not such a good flavour.
18 Mar 20, johan smith (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Where can I purchase Tarragon plants
19 Mar 20, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Try Mountain Herb Estate on the internet.
18 Mar 20, Anon (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Try seed selling companies on the internet.
16 Feb 20, Cassie (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I grow mine in a big pot that gets 5-6hrs sun in summer. Yes it seems to grow as a prostrate plant, not upright. Before first frost, i cut it right back (and stuff all excess stemms in bottles of white wine vinegar), put a light sugar cane mulch over the plant and drag the pot under the eaves to mitigate against our deep frosts. 4 years surviving so far. Will try propagating cuttings this year
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