Artemisia dracunculus

Tarragon, French

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Type: Tender Perennial   

Soil: Light, well-drained.

Useful Parts: Leaves.

Growth Habit: Aromatic perennial with yellow or greenish-white flowers and linear leaves.

Harvest Method & Handling: Fresh shoots can be harvested all season until fall; harvest before plant goes into bloom for freezing and drying.

Uses: French tarragon has the characteristic licorice taste. It is great for cooking, and in herbal vinegars.


3 ft


12 in

Hardiness Zone:

5 - 8

Artemisia dracunculus Characteristics


  • Fragrant
  • Container
  • Drought Tolerant

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Dry
  • Average