Aloysia triphylla 'Lippia citriodora'
Lemon Verbena is an herb in the One Earth Edibles line.
Lemon Verbena is a tender perennial, where in most temperate climates it is best grown in container and removed and taken indoors for winter.
Performing best in rich, moist soil and full sun, pinch back Lemon Verbena to encourage bushy growth.
Keep your container of Lemon Verbena in a saucer or on a solid surface to prevent roots from escaping the pot and entering the ground.
Potted plants that have rooted will suffer shock to their roots if broken free from the ground.
Lemon Verbena is deciduous, so it's leaves will drop in the fall.
This lovely plant, native of South America, is a bushy deciduous shrub of luminous light green leaves and tiny white or pale lilac flowers borne in slender sprays in late summer. It's much sought-after lemony aroma is popular for soap and body products. Be sure to collect leaves for a calming tea, sachets and potpourri. The leaf sprigs also make excellent foundational elements for flower bouquets.
Grow for the amazing lemon scent.
Height: 1-4 Feet
Spread: 24-48 Inches
USDA Zone: 8-10
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Steady as she goes