Also known as
Estragon, Biting Dragon, Dragon Plant, False Tarragon, Green Sagewort, Silky Wormwood, Wormwood, Dragon Wormwood, Dragon Sagewort, Linear-Leaved Wormwood, Russian tarragon
Starr 080117-2173 Artemisia dracunculus by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)
5 years to reach maturity
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Tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus is a woody-based perennial plant from the Asteraceae family. Commonly grown as a culinary herb, it also has medicinal uses. It grows naturally across much of Europe and Russia and is a commonly cultivated garden herb. It grows best in full sun and moist soil. It has a spreading habit, producing narrow, lance-shaped, aromatic leaves and nodding, pale yellow blooms.
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Other uses of Tarragon
Grown for the fern-like, silvery foliage that is sometimes aromatic. Suitable for coastal conditions.