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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Nice for a cup of tea

5

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 😀

Invicta

Kent

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makes brilliant tea

5

Makes great lemon tea also great for flavouring drinks

Pearcey

Hampshire

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Fantastic fragrant plant

5

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!

chills1958

Leicester

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Yes

5

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.

Lyn

Glasgow

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Highly fragrant aloysia

5

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.

Sonji

Surrey

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Lemon Verbena

5

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.

Pontesbury

Shropshire

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I would tecommend

3

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

Malc

East Sussex

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

5

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

Rosebud

Surrey

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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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