lemon verbena

lemon verbena (syn. Lippia citriodora)

11cm pot
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, poor, dry soil, or John Innes No2 in a pot
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (will need winter protection)

    Slender, lemon-scented, bright green leaves clothe upright stems, while delicate clusters of pale lilac to white flowers offer late summer colour. In frost free areas lemon verbena is an ideal specimen for the front of a sunny border. Plant it next to paths and entrances where the refreshingly scented foliage, which is useful for herb tea and pot pourri, can be fully appreciated.

  • Garden care: Apply a thick mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure in autumn to protect the roots. Plants cut back by frost usually regenerate from the base.

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CrocusAloysia citrodora
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Fragrant (4)
  • Healthy (4)

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5.0

Highly fragrant aloysia

By Sonji

from Surrey

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fragrant
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Patio

    Comments about Aloysia citrodora:

    It was a present for someone . They have a conservatory so it can easily overwinter there. I have a couple of these plants as well and they overwinter in a cold greenhouse covered in fleece. They are not hardy plants but will keep fine like this. Lovely plants with such an intense fragrance of lemon sherbet and they can be used in cooking too.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced
     
    5.0

    Lemon Verbena

    By Pontesbury

    from Shropshire

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Lemon Scent
      • Outdoors

      Comments about Aloysia citrodora:

      I first saw this plant while visiting Highgrove Gardens a few years ago. It smelt beautiful. However I could not find it in any garden centres. I do not know where HRH obtained his plant! I bought one from Crocus and it is doing well in our garden.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Keen but clueless
       
      3.0

      I would tecommend

      By Malc

      from East Sussex

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fragrant
      • Healthy

      Cons

      • Difficult To Store

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Aloysia citrodora:

      Great for making a herbal tea. Prone to red spider mite. Needs overwintering in a greenhouse

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Professional

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A plant I can't be without ,wherever I live!

      By Rosebud

      from Surrey

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about Crocus Aloysia citrodora:

        This is a truly fragrant plant that looks attractive,especially when in bloom, anywhere it's placed.

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Keen but clueless

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          How do I get rid of gnats?

          We are having a wedding in our garden and need to eliminate gnats. We have a small pond, which doesn't help but we really don't want to get rid of it. There will not be room to have citronella flares. Is there anything we can plant? Thank you
          Asked on 29/6/2009 by Christopher Robinson

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          • A:

            Hello there, One of the nicest things to plant that will help to discourage gnats and flying menaces is lemon verbena or Lippia Citriodora. This is a wonderful plant with pretty white flowers in summer but the real attraction is its lemon scented leaves which discourage flies. It is a slightly tender plant though that needs some shelter over winter. Other plants include garlic or garlic chives, Chamomile, Artemesia, Pyrethrum and Feverfew. I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

            Answered on 4/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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