Basics

Ease of Growing
Moderate
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
Bush
Hardiness
Hardy

Russian Tarragon is hardier than French Tarragon.

Crops
Spring Transplant
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot

Tarragon is a pretty independent plant and doesn't need much attention.

Outdoor Growing Temp
50°F - 85°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
50°F

Plant when the soil is at least 50˚F.

Start Indoors
Yes
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm)

Tarragon prefers full sun.

Water
Low

Tarragon is an undemanding plant that requires little beyond an occasional watering.

Feeder
Moderate

Plant tarragon in moderately rich soil.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost, High heat
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Tarragon is perfectly suited for container growing, as long as the roots have at least 6" of growing space. Make sure to choose a container that drains well and fill with regular potting soil. Water when the soil becomes dry. Place in full sun. Trim regularly, and transfer to a larger pot before the roots become root-bound.

Attracts beneficial insects?
No
Color
Green
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
12.0-36.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-24.0"
Hardiness Zone
2-9
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Sweet, anise flavor.