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Aloysia triphylla 'Lippia citriodora'

Lemon Verbena
  • Lemon Verbena is a tender perennial, where in most temperate climates it is best grown in container and removed and taken indoors for winter.
  • Performing best in rich, moist soil and full sun, pinch back Lemon Verbena to encourage bushy growth.
  • Keep your container of Lemon Verbena in a saucer or on a solid surface to prevent roots from escaping the pot and entering the ground.
  • Potted plants that have rooted will suffer shock to their roots if broken free from the ground.
  • Lemon Verbena is deciduous, so it's leaves will drop in the fall.

This lovely plant, native of South America, is a bushy deciduous shrub of luminous light green leaves and tiny white or pale lilac flowers borne in slender sprays in late summer. It's much sought-after lemony aroma is popular for soap and body products. Be sure to collect leaves for a calming tea, sachets and potpourri. The leaf sprigs also make excellent foundational elements for flower bouquets.

Interesting Notes:

Grow for the amazing lemon scent.

Height: 1-4 Feet

Spread: 24-48 Inches

USDA Zone: 8-10

Color: Green


  • Dried Flower
  • Culinary
  • Container
  • Fragrant
  • Medicinal

Combo Usage:

  • Filler (main structural)


  • One Earth Edibles


  • Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Vigor Rating:

  • Steady as she goes