Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora)

Lemon Verbena is a sweet smelling perennial plant, which is perfect for growing in a summer container and using to make herbal tea. More
5 rooted cuttings 510445-5 £7.50 Delivery mid April
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3 x 9cm plants 510445-3 £10.95 Delivery early May
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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
Advice & Videos
Home-made tea – tisane recipes

Learn how to make tisanes (homemade herbal teas) from your garden herbs.

Homemade tea – taste trials

See the results of the Perch Hill homemade tea taste trials.


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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Janet

Excellent plants which I shared with my friends. Really yummy 😋 when added to lemon drizzle cake.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Kath

Great cuttings, which made a lovely display. Didn't cook with them much though.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Brenda

Lovely healthy plants. Excellent value

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Michael

I have struggled to keep them going in the dry weather, but now looking healthy but with only limited flowering. Original plants were excellent. I am just worried as to how to carry them through to next year.

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Phyllis

Sadly the delivery system doesn't work for me - the seedlings all ended up sitting for a couple of days before I could unbox them, most went mouldy and none survived. No judgement on the quality and I understand the benefit of the system that sends when the plants are ready but it doesn't work for someone who travels regularly. If there was a way to pick delivery windows that would be great, otherwise will have to go back to garden centres.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Wendy

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by David

Strong and fragrant plants

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sharon

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Carola

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Aileen

They arrived looking healthy and have been lovely all season.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sara

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Nedelcho

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Lesley

Very good plants and coped well with weather this summer ,kept in a large pot

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Mr Dethick

The plants were healthy, grew well and the leaves had a gorgeous aroma when brushed.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Peter

A lovely plant and its good to get some decent sized plugs to grow on

Lemon Verbena

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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.