Lippia Citriodora, also known as Aloysia citriodora, Lemon Verbena, or Lemon Beebrush, is a half-hardy perennial herb native to Argentina and Chile. It offers a strong lemon scent in the garden and a lovely lemon flavor in baked goods, tea, and cuisine. This variety is excellent for culinary applications. Lemon Verbena has an upright habit that can grow up to 10 feet in warm, tropical climates where it is evergreen. In containers and colder areas, it typically reaches 2-4 feet tall. Small lilac and white flowers bloom in spring, but Lemon Verbena is primarily attractive for its foliage and aroma. Grow alongside Mint, Thyme, and Lavender in the herb garden. Use Lippia Citriodora in patio containers or along a walkway to enjoy its delightful lemony scent.
This Variety Also Available Certified Organic
Lippia Citriodora Selling Tips
Sell Lemon Verbena to customers looking for an aromatic addition to the landscape or a variety of this versatile herb. Customers will love the low-maintenance care and strong lemon scent that adds another layer of sensual brightness to the garden. Lippia Citriodora flourishes in full or partial sun with moderate water in landscape borders, garden beds, or containers. Grown primarily for its culinary uses and pleasant scent, Lemon Verbena is excellent for use in tea, baking, cooking, and drying for potpourri.
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1. Lemon Verbena is a half-hardy perennial. It is evergreen in zones 8-10 but will not withstand hard frosts. In cold climates, overwinter a container of this plant indoors in a sunny location with reduced watering or grow it as an annual.
2. Use light, well-drained soil. Water regularly, especially in containers.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Lemon Verbena, use well-drained soil with light feed (100-150 ppm N) and a pH of 6.5-7.6. Use one rooted liner per 4-inch container. This plant isn't picky about soil type or pH, but it can't withstand hard frosts. It isn't prone to disease, but you may see aphids, whiteflies, mealybugs, and spider mites.
Small white and lilac flowers bloom in spring, but Lemon Verbena is primarily grown for its aromatic foliage.
This plant benefits from pinching to encourage bushy growth.
Space containers for adequate airflow and to allow sunlight to reach the soil of each plant.
We do not recommend using chemical growth regulators on herbs.
You may see aphids, whiteflies, mealybugs, and spider mites.
Lippia Citriodora isn't prone to disease. Watch for botrytis during short humid days. Prevent fungus, mold, and root rot by following these steps:
1. Water at the base of each plant in the morning and allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
2. Provide sufficient airflow and ventilation in your greenhouse.
3. Space containers to allow for airflow around each plant and sunlight penetration to the soil.
Planting Lippia Citriodora Liners
We recommend planting one rooted liner per 4-inch container. Use light, well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the center of the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Herb Lippia Citriodora Quick Reference Guide
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