Aloysia citrodora

Lemon verbena (syn. Lippia citriodora)

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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
  • Flower colour: pale lilac to white
  • Other Features: lemon-scented leaves are useful for making herb tea and pot pourri
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (will need winter protection)

    Slender, lemon-scented, bright green leaves on upright stems and delicate clusters of pale lilac to white late summer flowers. In frost free areas lemon verbena is an ideal specimen for the front of a sunny border. Plant next to paths and entrances where the refreshing, lemon-scented foliage, 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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