Tarragon is a fairly large aromatic perennial that has mostly linear leaves that grow from the stems. There are a few subspecies of Artemisia dracunculus, some of which are more commonly used to produce the spice, Tarragon.
|Height and Spread
||Up to 150 cm tall.
||Up to 60 cm spread.
||Small yellow flowers.
||Late summer to fall. (August, September)
|Light and Water
||Generally grows in open, well lit areas.
||Common in very dry areas, will also grow in wetter soil.
||There are a number of different subspecies of Artemisia dracunculus. The native Tarragon here is generally not used to produce the culinary herb Tarragon. It does have a long history of use though, with the Secwepemc people mixing it with White Clematis to heal fractures, sprains, and other injuries.
||In dry, open areas Tarragon provides ground cover for small species of wildlife.
||Tarragon grows into small bushes that can provide variable texture to a garden landscape. Depending on the subspecies, Tarragon can also be highly aromatic and useful for cooking.
||Tarragon is part of the genus Artemisia, which includes other aromatic plants such as Big Sage and mugworts.
||Tarragon produces large numbers of seeds that can be fairly easily propagated.