Lemongrass

Invaluable for oriantal cooking and brilliant for making gingery lemon cordial and tea. More
5 jumbo seedlings 510776-SP05 £9.95

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Invaluable for oriental cooking and brilliant for making gingery lemon cordial and tea, subtle vervaine-like ice-cream and - similar to a late summer elderflower - a lemon grass syrup. The syrup itself is wonderful as a cordial and over fresh fruit (particularly melon) and vanilla ice cream.

Genus Cymbopogon
Group/Species citratus
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Lemongrass
Soil Type Neutral
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing Space 30cm (12in) apart, spread 90cm (36in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow March - May in gutters or direct. Germination can be slow.
Care Tips Divide in early spring. Best grown in a container in a conservatory or greenhouse. Water sparingly in winter.
Storing This can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days, or cut and freeze the stem, or dry the outer leaves.
Harvesting A perennial herb that can be picked 6-8 weeks from sowing, from June - October. Don't be tempted by the old leaves, as they become tough and bitter.
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  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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Lemongrass reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janis

Poor performer, hasn’t thrived

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Andrea