Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla). Lemon Verbena is a shrub that grows to a height of 2-4 feet in most of the US. In very hot climates it grows much taller. It has a woody trunk and branches with tender stems holding long pointed leaves. Small, pale mauve flowers are produced from summer to autumn. Leaves have a strong lemon fragrance and flavor.
Cultivation: Propagate from cuttings taken in spring or summer. Protect from frost by planting in a sheltered area. If you have a sunny location in your home, bringing it indoors for winter. It makes an excellent house plant! Plant in a sunny area. Prefers a neutral pH and good drainage. Prune hard in autumn.
Harvesting: Cut leaves as needed and save all prunings for drying.
Culinary Uses: Sprinkle over salads or vegetables for a lemony flavor. Use to flavor stuffings for meat.Stir into herb butter or cottage cheese. Makes a refreshing tea in combination with mint or alone. Good served iced. Use liberally when on a low salt diet. Try combining with dried celery and lovage leaves.
Other Uses: Put leaves in the vacuum cleaner to freshen the house. An infusion will make a nice skin freshener an toner. Flowers can be used in arrangements. The leaves lend a pleasant sent to bed linens. Great for potpourri.
HERBS: Treat yourself to fresh herbs right from your garden! The difference when home grown is impressive! All are excellent for adding distinctive flavor to meat, and fish dishes, gravies, soups, salads and vegetables. They are fun to grow and make an attractive garden addition!
Grows to a height of 2-4 feet in most of the US / Leaves have a strong lemon fragrance and flavor 8 The starter plant you will receive is growing in a 4 inch pot
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