lemon verbena

lemon verbena ( syn. Lippia citriodora )

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Buy lemon verbena lemon verbena ( syn. Lippia citriodora ): A useful and decorative herb

This herb dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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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Yes I would purchase again if needed


Plant arrived in good condition and grew well. Over wintered and still thriving




Disappointed that it didn't survive a frosty night


I loved my lemon verbena but having moved house in late January and having no greenhouse, our plant didn't appreciate a nighttime temperature of -6c and it died.


South London


First Rate


I have one of these planted in a sheltered sunny spot in the garden (sheltered from the wind since I live near the coast, which is thriving, and two others in containers. It's a beautiful plant — one of my late wife's favourites

Peter the dog walker



Lemon scented bliss.


I use this plant for the scent on the leaves.




I would definitely buy this plant again.


The leaves smell so delicious. Although mine currently in a pot, will ideally plant it in garden as previous experience suggests thrive better that way.




Nice for a cup of tea


Arrived on time, in a good condition,pest and disese free. Grew well in the first season-now being overwinter in the greenhouse ready to make some nice cups of tea when it starts growing again 😀




makes brilliant tea


Makes great lemon tea also great for flavouring drinks




Fantastic fragrant plant


Lemon verbena is not the most attractive plant to look at, but more than makes up for with it's fragrance and uses. Just rub past the the plant and you'll get a scented lemon smell and when you dry the leaves you can make a great tasting tea. It's not too difficult to keep, in a pot or container is best with well drained soil facing the sun. It loves dry conditions, so don't over water and in the winter do not allow to freeze, place in green house or conservatory. It likes to be cut back hard later in autumn as you'll get strong re-growth in the spring. Great to have a useful plant and this is one!






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.




Aloysia citrodora

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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

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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