Image of green, needle like French Tarragon leaves.

French Tarragon Plants


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You can't buy French Tarragon in the shops, but you can grow it at home to get that authentic Mediterranean flavour in your summer cuisine.  

Urban Bounty French Tarragon Seedlings come in 1.5 lite pots.

What is French Tarragon?

Tarragon is a staple herb in classical French cuisine. The silver green foliage of tarragon looks gorgeous in Mediterranean, cottage and elegant gardens and is also an eye-catching addition to a courtyard or your patio pots.

Best planted in warm weather, it gives a brilliant display of yellow flowers in autumn, dies back over winter and reappears in the spring. You can't grow this herb by seed, so you will need to buy seedlings if you want to give this herb a try.   

Culinary Uses - French Tarragon 

French Tarragon has a licorice-like flavour that pairs well with chicken and fish.  Both the green leaves and yellow flowers are edible.  This variety of Tarragon is sweeter than Russian Tarragon, which can become quite bitter.

We love the flavour of Tarragon combined with mustard in a chicken, mustard and leek pie.  Try the leaves in a salad vinaigrette, or add them to aioli and use it to dress a potato salad that packs a punch.  If you are out of fresh Basil, but craving a Caprese Salad, try a combo of Tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and Tarragon instead.

Growing Conditions - French Tarragon


This fragrant herb prefers full sun, and shelter from the frost and wind. It will adapt to most soil types and survive a dry spell.  It is best planted in late Spring through to late summer (or early autumn in milder climates).   It will grow up to 1 metre high and will last 3 - 4 years.  

There are a wide range of good companion plants for French Tarragon, including: Artichokes, Aubergine, Lemon Balm, Citrus, Marjoram, Parsnips, Goji Berries, Marigold, Mulberries, Oregano, Rhubarb and Tomatillos.

      We offer a replacement guarantee

      To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

      What will postage cost?

      Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

      Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

      If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

      If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

      How often do you dispatch?

      To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

      How do you package your products?

      We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


      Where do you deliver to? 

      We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

      South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

      While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

      We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

      Do you deliver to post office boxes?

      Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.


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