Tarragon plants growing in a garden.


Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) is a perennial herb that is easy to grow and care for. It has a licorice-like flavor that enhances many dishes. Tarragon can be planted from seeds or cuttings, and it will grow in most climates. Use our guides below to learn how  grow and care for tarragon in your garden. You can also find tips on propagation, pest and disease control, and harvesting techniques. Happy gardening!

When and How to Harvest Tarragon

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With a sweet anise-like flavor, tarragon is a delightful addition to French cooking and in a wide variety of dishes. An easily cultivated, herbaceous perennial it makes an early appearance in the garden and can be harvested from March to September. Learn how to enjoy a continuous harvest of tarragon in this guide.

How to Grow and Care for French Tarragon

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French tarragon is a mainstay of the kitchen herb garden, with a sweet, licorice-like flavor used in a variety of dishes and French cuisine. An herbaceous perennial, cool spring temperatures and afternoon shade in summer produce a bounty of flavorful leaves. Learn all about how to plant French tarragon in this guide.

How to Plant and Grow Mexican Tarragon

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Mexican tarragon is a marvelously multi-purpose herb that works as both a beautiful ornamental and a tasty ingredient for your kitchen toolkit. Plus it can keep bugs away, attracts beneficial insects, and has a long history of medicinal uses. And it’s not fussy about soil! Check out this guide for more info.