Propagation: By cuttings; by root division; is not known to set seed.
Nature of Plant: Grown for its leaves, tasting and smelling somewhat like anise; a rather graceful plant when full grown.
Spacing of Mature Plants: 18 inches.
Cultural Requirements: Moderately rich, warm, well-drained soil in partial shade; should be transplanted every 3 years to avoid health issues; divide roots by hand; commercial growers pot up small pieces of root and set out resulting plants the following spring; will winterkill in heavy moist soil; in cool climates, protect with a mulch of leaves after heaping up soil around plants; can be bought only as plants.
Leaf: (Culinary) Over steaks and chops, in salads, fish sauce, preserves, pickles, mustard, mayonnaise, Sauce Bearnaise and in tarragon vinegar; (Health) in scurvy.
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