The Main Plant entry for Tarragons (Artemisia dracunculus)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Tarragons.

Common names:
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Matching plants under this entry:
Artemisia dracunculus
Artemisia dracunculoides
Oligosporus dracunculus
Artemisia dracunculus var. glauca

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Leaves: Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Culinary Herb
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Stem
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Wind
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Photo gallery:
Location: Riverside, CADate: 2014-01-26
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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