Artemisia dracunculus (French Tarragon)

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Now: £2.95
Full Sun
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Plant Details

This is the true French Tarragon, valued for adding a distinctive flavour to salads, chicken and fish dishes. Prefers a sunny spot in well-drained soil and is very happy in containers.

Called dracunculus by the Romans because the roots supposedly looked like little dragons. Pilgrims put tarragon leaves in their shoes before setting off on their journey as they were thought to relieve fatigue. 

This culinary herb has been used in Britain since 1548 and was said to be able to cure the bite of dragons. Traditionally it was used as a treatment for stings and the bites of venomous creatures.

Native Americans would rub tarragon on their clothing as they believed it had the power to attract love and affection. 

Height and Spread: 30cm x 30cm

Common name(s): French Tarragon, Little Dragon, Fuzzy Weed, Dragon Mugwort.




All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.