Lemon Grass

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Lemon Grass

Cymbopogon citratus
4

6 feet
2

3 feet
Southeast Asia
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium

About This Plant

Partial shade or partial sun; annual. Lemon grass is a casual, carefree ornamental grass with long gray-green leaf blades used in Asian dishes, soups and curries. It makes a nice contrast for the tiny-leaved plants of the typical herb garden. The leaves contain citronella oil, but you’ll have to crush the leaves and wipe them directly on skin to achieve any mosquito-repelling benefits.

Maintenance

Keep lemon grass mulched and out of the sun to keep it moist. Groom as needed to remove spent foliage. Dig it up if you plan on overwintering it; plants can be divided to propagate.

Features

Plant Type:
Grasses
Size:
4-6' H, 2-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
Citronella oil may cause allergic reactions when rubbed on skin.
Coupon Eligible:
No

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