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Botanical Name: Artemisia dracunculus
Common Name(s): Tarragon
A herbaceous perennial with a creeping, fibrous root system and narrow, aromatic leaves.
Synonym: Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa
Botanical Pronunciation: ar-tuh-MEE-zee-uh druh-KUNK-you-lus
Semi Frost Hardy
A herbaceous perennial with narrow, aromatic leaves.
Tarragon is difficult to grow from seed.
Southern and Central Europe.
Propagate from cuttings in spring or by division. Tarragon is difficult to grow from seed.
Both the fresh and dried leaves are used for flavouring salads, in egg and cheese dishes, with white fish, and in delicate sauces.