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  • Russian tarragon / Artemisia dracunculus
  • Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

tarragon 'Russian'

Russian tarragon / Artemisia dracunculus

£5.99 £3.99
Pot size 9cm pot
9cm pot
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The leaves of Russian tarragon have a milder flavour than the French, but the plants are much more robust and easy to grow - and they will also have a greater chance of setting seed. Their leaves have an anise-like flavour, which can be picked and used to enhance the flavour of fish, eggs, chicken and potatoes, while the seeds are delicious added to sauces.

  • Garden care: To prevent tarragon from spreading and becoming invasive it should be grown in a sunken container, with adequate drainage holes. Lift and divide each year in spring, replanting the younger, vigorous sections of the plant in fresh compost.