lemon verbena

lemon verbena (syn. Lippia citriodora)

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11cm pot £8.99
available to order from spring 2019
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Buy lemon verbena lemon verbena (syn. Lippia citriodora): A useful and decorative herb

  • 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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    It was a present for a friend. I will need to contact him to see if it survived the winter weather. Too early to tell yet.




    Highly fragrant aloysia


    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.




    Lemon Verbena


    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.




    I would tecommend


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


    East Sussex


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


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




    4.6 5


    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

    Christopher Robinson

    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

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