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Lemon Grass

Asian Cuisine Classic

This fast-growing 2- to 3-ft. fragrant herb has the scent and flavor of lemons. Best when used fresh. Cut and crush the top leafy portion for tea or select the bottom part of the stalk for food flavoring. Repels mosquitoes and is deer resistant. Perennial in Zones 9-10, grow as an annual else where. Potted plants. Not available in CA, OR, WA.
  • Zone 9 - 10 (30° F.).
  • Height 24 - 36 inches.
  • Light Required Full sun to partial shade.

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  • Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
  • Height: 24 - 36 inches.
  • Spacing: 12 inches.
  • Depth: Top of root ball at soil surface.
  • Spread: 12 inches.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Foliage: Evergreen, older leaves become brown.
  • Form: Thick masses of green and yellow stems.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained average soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast growth rate.
  • Pruning: Cut off at base when plant needs rejuvinating.
  • Comments: Fertilize with a high nitrogen fertilizer. In the North it can be grown in the garden in Summer but should be brought indoors in Winter.

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