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Artemisia dracunculoides

Russian tarragon

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height0.8m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow-white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Artemisia dracunculoides (Russian tarragon). This perennial herb is clump-forming. It will produce medium green linear-lance shaped leaves. The flowers are produced in cymes of yellow-white blooms in late summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Wormwood

Origin

N. America. N. Europe. N. Asia

Interest and use

Grown for the fern-like, silvery foliage that is sometimes aromatic. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in well-drained fertile soil with full sun.

Propagation

Prune back lightly in the spring. The seeds can be sown in the autumn or the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for powdery mildew and aphids.

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