Growing French tarragon

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

(Best months for growing French tarragon in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Plant out (transplant) seedlings

  • Plant cuttings or root division. Best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 25°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 40 - 60 cm apart
  • Harvest in 30-40 days. Pick leaves when young for best flavour.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Aubergine (Eggplant) and Capsicum (Peppers)

Your comments and tips

22 Oct 14, Glynis (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi, I have also been searching for a French tarragon plant in the Cape, since I have been living here for a year and a half. I am in the Fish Hoek area. If you have managed to find one please let me know where you got it so I may also try. Thank you so much Glynis.
03 Sep 14, Michelle (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Looking for French Tarragon cuttings/ seedlings - cant find in Cape Town. Is it too early? anyone have?
23 Jan 15, annette (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
French Tarragon plants are available at Ferndale Nursery in Brommersvlei Road - I bought a beautiful one on 18th January 2015! Usually you can only get tiny and weak growing ones!
22 Feb 17, Martin Gillion (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Any idea where I can buy F Tarragon plants in Auckland - North Shore?
23 Feb 17, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Plant Zero in Aucklnd list French Tarragon. There may be others. P: 0275197108
10 Sep 17, Jan (USA - Zone 9a climate)
I AM TRYING TO FIND A SHOP THAT SELLS FRENCH TARRAGON PLANTS (OR SHOOTS). Can you Help? Thank you very much!!
05 Jan 19, Petra (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Depending on which state and location you are at. If you are in Florida than Maggies herb in St. Augustine usually carries it.
17 Sep 17, les dillon (Australia - tropical climate)
What are the medicinal benifits of tarragon,if any. Cheers
23 Jun 18, Anne-Marie (Australia - temperate climate)
My french tarragon that I have been growing for approx. 3 years now is growing more as a prostrate plant than an upright plant. The height is probably only about 7.5 cm but it has lots of long ground covering branches. Do you have any thoughts on why this would be so? Please use my e-mail address for your response. Much appreciated. Anne-Marie
28 Jun 18, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Comments here are by the general public not Gardenate so no response by email. I don't know anything about French Tarragon.
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