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Lemon Verbena - Live Plant
Lemon Verbena - Live Plant
Lemon Verbena - Live Plant
Lemon Verbena - Live Plant

Lemon Verbena - Live Plant

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Get your ticket to freshness and flavor with our exquisite Lemon Verbena live plant. Its mere presence is enough to give you the ultimate garden therapy. With its lush green leaves and unparalleled citrusy fragrance, this aromatic herb is a must-have addition to any garden or kitchen.

What do I need to grow to set myself up for success growing Lemon Verbena?

Successful growth of Lemon Verbena hinges on proper water, light, and soil management. Recommend sun light for Lemon Verbena is full sun.

If you are growinging in a container, you can easily control the soil. However if you are growing in the ground, Lemon Verbena grows best in well-drained, sandy soil.

Ensure you're aware of Lemon Verbena's potential size. Allocating 12-18 inches between plants is advisable, as they can grow to be 12-24 inches in diameter and reach heights of up to 24-36 inches.

Though Lemon Verbena commonly flowers summer to fall, there's a possibility it won't bloom until its second year, depending on when it's planted.

What is Lemon Verbena good for?

Traditionally, tea, infusion has been crafted from the leaves of the plant, showcasing the various advantages linked to Lemon Verbena.

It can be your own personal flavor wizard, transforming ho-hum dishes into taste bud tap-dancing extravaganzas. This little lemon-genie is well-equipped to give your dishes the massive flavors they deserve. It is available in a 3.5” pot, ready to give small white to pale purple flowers in late spring and summer months. Just give it a cozy spot in the sunlight, optimum water supply, and watch it thrive to give you medicinal perks while turning your culinary creations from dab to fab.

About Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora) is a remarkable annual herb that boasts elongated, lance-shaped leaves with a vibrant, lemony scent that intensifies when crushed, making it a popular choice in gardens and herb collections.

It is renowned for its digestive and calming properties, often brewed into soothing teas that can alleviate indigestion and anxiety. It is brimmed with essential oils and antioxidants, making it a perfect choice for aromatherapy sessions. Beyond its aromatic charm, lemon verbena offers a range of culinary benefits. It adds a unique and refreshing twist to desserts, beverages, and savory dishes, making it a versatile and cherished herb in the kitchen.

How to Use Lemon Verbena

  • Tincture: Dried lemon verbena leaves are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried lemon verbena leaves are soaked for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Lemon verbena leaves-infused oil can be combined with beeswax to form an antimicrobial salve.
  • Vinegar infusion: Fresh or dried lemon verbena leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar for 2 to 4 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form a lemon verbena vinegar infusion.

Lemon Verbena - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Lemon Verbena an annual or perennial plant?

Lemon Verbena is a perennial plant that returns year after year when grown in a suitable climate and provided necessary protection during during colder months. It's an annual here in NJ. In regions with mild winters, lemon verbena can thrive and continue to grow for several years, making it a valuable addition to gardens and herb collections.



How much space should be needed to grow a Lemon Verbena?

It is recommended to space lemon verbena plants about 2 to 3 feet (approximately 60 to 90 centimeters) apart when planting them in your garden or in containers. This spacing allows the plants to have adequate air circulation, receive sufficient sunlight, and ensure they don't become overcrowded as they mature. 


What zone does Lemon Verbena grow in?

Lemon Verbena can be easily grown in USDA growing zones 8 and 9. However, in colder regions, it can be cultivated as an annual plant or in a container that can be brought indoors to protect the plant from frost.


When should I harvest Lemon Verbena?

Lemon Verbena can be harvested throughout the growing season, but it's best to pick the leaves when they are at their most flavorful, which is usually in the morning when the essential oils are most concentrated. It is recommended to choose leaves that are young and vibrant green for massive flavor.


Does Lemon Verbena flower or fruit?

Lemon Verbena produces small, white to pale purple flowers that are fragrant and sometimes transform into inconspicuous fruits but they are not typically significant or sought after in the same way as the leaves.


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