Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena is a sweet smelling perennial plant, which is perfect for growing in a summer container and using to make herbal tea. More
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My favourite flavour of herb tea, delicious and lemony, with a hint of ginger. For those of us trying to avoid too much caffeine, this is even more delicious than home-made mint tea.

If you have a problem sleeping, this herb made in our lovely tisaniere is for you. It makes a brilliant container plant or as a perennial, given some shelter it will last from one year to the next.

Genus Aloysia citrodora
Type Tender Sub-shrub
Common Name Lemon Verbena, Verveine
Soil Type Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.5m (59in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Care Tips After potting, water thoroughly to encourage the roots to establish. Water once a week from then on - keeping the soil moist, but not allowing the roots to become clogged. Cut back to half it's size in the autumn. Will tolerate dry conditions.
Flowering June - November
Storing Can be dried, frozen or made into a flavoured butter.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Reviewed 18th April 2017 by Hazel Salisbury

I love lemon verbena tea and 5 of these plugs kept me well supplied over the summer and autumn months. They struggled a bit when I first tried to put them outdoors as the weather was quite cold and wet, so I kept them indoors until conditions outside were more settled and they haven't looked back since. They are in a pot and grew well to around 2 feet tall, making a strong bushy shrub.

As they are relatively tender, I kept them in the potting shed over winter and kept the pot quite dry. They are now in a very sheltered spot outdoors but still under cover and they are growing well, with lots of new leaves up the stems. I'm really not sure about pruning them, so I erred on the side of caution and just took a couple of inches off the tops at the beginning of March.