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Russian tarragon

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Russian tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus 'Inodora')
Photo: Jardin botanique de Montréal (Josée Bouthot)
Artemisia dracunculus 'Inodora'
  • Artemisia dracunculus 'Inodora'
  • Artemisia dracunculus 'Inodora'



Origin and description

Russian tarragon is more vigorous and hardy than French tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus ‘Sativa’), although its flavour is not as pleasant. Unlike French tarragon, it can be multiplied by seed.
Cycle: Perennial.
Spacing: 70-90 cm.
Height: 150 cm.

Common name

Russian tarragon

Latin name (genus)

Artemisia dracunculus 'Inodora'

English common name

French common name

Botanical family

  • Asteraceae

Growing conditions

Exposure: sun.


Harvesting: Leaves as desired
Culinary use: Leaves are used primarily to flavour sauces, salad dressings, mustard, fish, eggs and pickles.

See also

Pests and diseases
Physiological disorders

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