Tarragon (Artemisia Dracunculus) - Known as Little Dragon, this perennial grows from Tarragon seeds and it thrives in hot, barren soils. Tarragon Little Dragon is a tough herb plant. It is native to northwestern United States, Russia and Asia, and it is closely related to sagebrush. It is both a medicinal herb as well as a popular culinary herb. Tarragon plants can reach 60 inches in height, and they have thin, blade-like leaves that are wonderfully aromatic with a sweet anise-like flavor. In late summer, Tarragon produces white, rather droopy flowers.
Tarragon is highly used in French cooking. It flavors vinegar, fish, meats, vegetables, cheese and sauces. The leaves can be used in cooking both fresh and dried. Medically, Tarragon herb is used in teas to stimulate digestion and ease intestinal distension.
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 48 - 60 inches
Bloom Season: Mid fall to early winter
Bloom Color: White
Environment: Full sun to partial shade