Artemisia dracunculus. A small, perennial, deciduous herb that is an essential herb for classic French cuisine and will produce an abundance of stems which you can easily harvest. Each stem is covered with pretty, long narrow leaves that have a strong pleasing anise flavour. Use the leaves fresh in salads but avoid cooking it for too long as this will bring out its bitter side. It complements fish and shellfish and goes well with chicken, turkey, game and veal and most egg dishes.
Grow in a sunny position. It will reach a height of 50-100cm and a spread of 10-50cm.