Artemisia dracunculus

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Tarragon, French (Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Tarragon's long, narrow, dark green leaves have a slight hint of vinegar to the taste. A very open habit with green lance-shaped foliage. An edible perennial herb that blooms in August. Flavor is sweet anise can be used in vinegars, or with fish, vegetables and chicken. Preserve by air-drying.

Height

24-36 Inches

Spread

12-15 Inches

Color

Yellow/Gold/Bronze

Interesting Notes

Tarragon's name is taken from the French esdragon, meaning "little dragon" because of it's serpentine root system, which will actually strangle the plant if it is not divided often enough.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

This plant has a very vigorous root system, needs to be divided every 2-3 years as the roots will 'strangle themselves.' Can be grown in containers for 2-3 years with little care. Mulch well in October to over-winter.

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Culinary
Crafts
Fragrant
Exposure
Partial Shade
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Spring
Winter
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Well-drained
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