Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena

Aloysia citrodora

Lemon Verbena is a tender perennial shrub grown for its intensely fragrant lemon scent. The long, pointed leaves are adorned by sprays of tiny white or purple flowers in the spring and summer months making it an attractive garden addition. This herb is a fast-growing plant so frequent pruning is essential to keep the plant looking its best and promote foliage production. The strong lemon flavour makes this herb an excellent replacement for lemon zest in fish and poultry dishes, beverages, desserts, or herbal teas.

Maturity35 - 60 days
Height36 - 72" (91 - 183 cm)
Spacing18 - 24" (46 - 61 cm)
LightFull sun
SoilLoose, well-drained soil rich in organic matter
pH Range6.0 to 7.5
WateringAllow soil to dry slightly between watering.
FertilizingRegularly with balanced fertilizer
Nutrients RequiredNitrogen = moderate, Phosphorus = moderate, Potassium = moderate

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