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Aloysia citrodora - Lemon Verbena

Aloysia citrodora - Lemon Verbena
['Aloysia' after Maria Louisa, Queen of Spain]

Slender, lemon-scented, bright green leaves on upright stems and delicate clusters of pale lilac to white late summer flowers. In frost free areas lemon verbena is an ideal specimen for the front of a sunny border. Plant next to paths and entrances where the refreshing, lemon-scented foliage, useful for herb tea and pot pourri, can be fully appreciated.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, poor, dry soil, or John Innes No2 in a pot
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • Flower colour: pale lilac to white
  • Other Features: lemon-scented leaves
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