French Tarragon Plants

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Asked by Anonymous on May 17, 2014
French Tarragon

I have bought French tarragon for 3 years straight and can’t get it to come back. I never bring it in at winter. What I was wondering is if you need one plant for it to spread or do you need more than one? It looks like when it grows it is just one long string. Do you water it during the winter when it dies out? If you can give me some good tips, I would appreciate it. When it gets real hot, I put it in the shade. Is that a good thing?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

In your region, they should not have too much trouble coming back, especially with a generous layer of mulch in winter. You can, however, grow this plant indoors as well. You don't water plants over winter, though those grown indoors may need watering once a month just to keep the pot from becoming overly dry. Placing the plant in the shade during hot weather is a good thing, though remember that potted plants require more watering than those planted in the ground (daily, sometimes twice, in temps over 85 F). These plants share similar growing requirements as regular tarragon, so these articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/tarragon/growing-tarragon-in-the-herb-garden.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/tarragon/growing-tarragon-indoors.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/tarragon/growing-french-tarragon.htm Also, If you are trying to cover a large area with these plants, you will need more than one. To get you plant bushier, you may need to pinch it. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/making-herbs-bigger-through-pinching-and-harvesting.htm

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Asked by marie-gaetanne on January 6, 2015
Can You Revive French Tarragon Tree/Herb

I got a seedling from a nursery in Ontario, Canada, and I was thinking it was dead (dried up only one thick stem) but I still kept it. Roots look okay but nothing will grow out of it since the last 2 months I have it. I have a light next to it to make sure it has at least 6-8 hours of light and I water it as soon I feel the potting mix is dry. I would like to know if I should keep it or get a new one in summertime. 

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theficuswrangler

Try to find out if that brown stick is actually dead. Scrape the outer portion of the stem to see if there is any green under the surface. If it's all brown, the stem is dead. If it's dead, go ahead and cut it off.
Your plant may well be dormant. Why don't you try putting it into a dark, cool room, and water it only enough to keep the soil from getting scratchy dry. Bring it out in the spring, after it's had a winter sleep, water it well and put it into the light. It might will sprout again. This article has more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/tarragon/growing-french-tarragon.htm

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Asked by lerichardson on August 4, 2015
Where Can I Purchase French Tarragon Plants?

The garden centers here never have tarragon plants. Can they be purchased via Internet?

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, they can be purchased on the internet. Amazon is one such place where you can find them: https://www.amazon.com/Hardy-French-Tarragon-Plant-Artemisia/dp/B0019SWI02

For more information on growing french tarragon, please visit the following link:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/tarragon/growing-french-tarragon.htm

Happy gardening!

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