Tarragon, Dragon Herb Artemisia dracunculus

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Botanical Name:

Artemisia dracunculus

Family:

Asteraceae

Genus:

Artemisia

Species:

dracunculus

Common Name:

Tarragon, Dragon Herb

Height:
2 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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  • Artemisia dracunculus

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: warm stratify for 30 days, cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Tarragon or dragon's-wort ( Artemisia dracunculus ) is a perennial herb in the family Asteraceae related to wormwood . Corresponding to its species name, a common term for the plant is "dragon herb." It is native to a wide area of the Northern Hemisphere from easternmost Europe across central and eastern Asia to India , western North America , and south to northern Mexico . The North American populations may, however, be naturalised from early human introduction. more...
* The leaves can also be harvested in late summer and dried for later use. The aromatic leaves have a very nice flavour that is somewhat liquorice-like. They make an excellent flavouring in salads. The young shoots can also be cooked and used as a potherb. The leaves are used as a flavouring in vinegar. An essential oil from the leaves is used as a flavouring. more...