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Russian Tarragon

Artemisia dracunculus, Artemisia dracunculoides, Mugwort, Sagebrush, Wormwood

Hardy Perennial

Similar to French tarragon, but producing a more vigorous plant. Russian Tarragon produces branching stems of lance-shaped, aromatic foliage can be used for tarragon vinegars, in white sauces and salad dressings, or with chicken, fish and egg dishes. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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Ideal For:
kitchen garden, cottage gardens
Flowering Period:
July, August
Sowing Months:
April, May
full sun
    • 1 packet (350 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.29

Sow Russian tarragon from April to May on the surface of a good seed compost. Do not cover the tarragon seed. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 15-20C (59-68F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the compost damp and do not exclude light as this aids germination, which usually takes up to 14-21 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When tarragon plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in full sun on any moist, rich fertile, well drained soil at a distance of 45cm (18") apart. Tarragon prefers a neutral to alkaline soil.

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  1. Not that similar to French Tarragon

    By Sally Collins 13-07-2011

    These seeds germinated well and have grown strongly. But the scent and flavour is bitter and not aromatic like French Tarragon. Since buying this it has been said on Gardeners World that you should not grow Russian Tarragon for the kitchen because is flavour is much poorer and bitter.

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