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Tarragon, Mexican

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Mexican tarragon stands up to the heat of summer.

Full Description

An essential herb for French cuisine, tarragon adds flavor and depth to sauces, salads, eggs, soups, fish and poultry dishes—and is the sine qua non for béarnaise sauce. Mexican tarragon stands up to the heat of summer. Narrow, tapering, aromatic, green leaves impart a prismatic blend of hints of licorice, anise, and vanilla. Upright, bushy 24" plants offer up their tantalizing leaves beginning in early spring; come late summer, clusters of tiny, pale golden flowers appear. One of the finest herbs, tarragon gives any dish a delectable French accent.

Product properties

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

85 days

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

24 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12-15 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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Full Sun
Days To Maturity
85 days
Life Cycle
24 inches
12-15 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Spring, Summer
12 inches