Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculoides) - 300 Seeds

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Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculoides) - 300 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Bee Friendly
•Butterfly Friendly

While Russian tarragon is much milder than its tarragon cousins Mexican Mint and French tarragon (sterile and can't be grown from seed), it's less overpowering when used to accompany more delicately flavored ingredients.

Medicinal Properties:
While tarragon is most commonly used for cooking, some manufacturers use tarragon to add scent to soap and cosmetics. It can also be used for medicinal purposes. Tarrragon is sometimes used to treat digestive disorders or toothaches.  Some use it to reduce water weight or stimulate the appetite. It is also sometimes used by women to promote menstruation. But there is no strong evidence to support the use of tarragon for any of these benefits. Tarragon may have potential as an anti-nausea treatment after surgery. One clinical trial demonstrated that people treated with an herbal combination that included tarragon were less likely to experience nausea and vomiting after surgery. But it is unclear whether tarragon alone can provide this benefit. Researchers are also conducting studies to see if Russian tarragon may help in the prevention or management of diabetes. Preliminary studies are also investigating the role that Russian tarragon may have on exercise performance.

Planting Instructions:
It is recommended to start Tarragon seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. Press the herb seeds into the soil and lightly cover with soil. Transplant the young herb plants outdoors after temperatures warm up. Tarragon herb plants prefer sunshine and sharply draining soils that are sandy or rocky. Once established, Tarragon plants require little care. Keep the soil on the dry side.

Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 4-9
Height: 48-60 inches
Bloom Season: Mid fall to early winter
Light Required: Full sun to partial shade
Watering: Keep moist
Soil: Poor, dry, rocky, gravelly, sandy soils
Seed Depth: ⅛ inch and cover with fine soil. Press down.
Seeds per Plant: 15-20
Plant Spacing: 18-24 inches

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