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Lemon Grass
Lemon Grass

Poaceae Cymbopogon Citratus None

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Grows InZone 9B · 25° to 30° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained, Moderately Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Insect, Heat
Average Height3' to 4', 5' to 6', 4' to 5'
Average Width2' to 3', 3' to 4'
AttractsVisual Attention
FragrancesAromatic, Fragrant Foliage, Citrus (Citronella), Potpourri
Additional Information About Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass is a fast growing tropical plant, ornamental grass and herb that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 9B through 11. It matures to an average height of 3 feet to 5 feet and an average width of 2 feet to 4 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained or moderately drained. It attracts visual attention and is resistant to deer, insects and heat. If you like fragrance, Lemon Grass has fragrant foliage.

Lemon Grass can be useful in the landscape in containers or planters, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas or in small groupings and also in cottage gardens or herb gardens.

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Noteworthy Characteristics

Lemon Grass grows larger and is more flavorful than its other counterparts being the preferred variety by culinary professionals. The plant grows in dense clumps reaching from 3 feet in containers and 5 to 6 feet in height when growing in the ground. 

Growing Information

Lemon grass is hardy to grow outdoors in USDA Zones 9 to 11. In colder zones it is grown as an annual in pots that can be brought indoors during the winter when temperatures drop below 50 degrees. Minimum indoor temperatures are 60 degrees F. Plant in well-drained but moist loamy soils for best results. It dislikes constantly soggy soil. When mature, each plant will produce at least 6-12 harvestable stalks, and will regrow when cut back to just above the soil line.

 

 

Uses & Cooking Information

The entire plant, including the bulbs, have a light lemon flavor. A good source of vitamin A, the leaves can be used for tea, the stem bases are used in curries and Thai cooking Lemon grass contains citrol and is made into teas to aid digestion. This tropical perennial performs well as a container-grown herb. 

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