Skandi Rogers wrote:I find it strange that it doesn't do well in your summers, most of the tarragon imported to Britain is grown in Tenerife ,Turkey, Israel and Spain all fairly warm and dry countries.
I'm starting to wonder if I am reading about the same plants, or if the American sites are lumping the two together to get such a good winter hardiness.
And Russian tarragon is not that bad it's just people being snobs!
Skandi Rogers wrote:Here (also 7b but a much different heat zone) French tarragon is NOT HARDY so if we want to keep a tarragon outside all winter it has to be Russian. Very odd when I look online and see it rated several zones lower on American sites, on British sites they say it may die without winter protection and. I remember it dying in my Mothers garden overwinter in zone 8 on occasion as well, though it normally managed to overwinter there.