Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Fast
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Attributes
Fragrant
Ground Cover
Container
Drought Tolerant
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
courtesy of Missouri BotanicalGardens

Cymbopogon Citratus

Lemon Grass

Lemongrass is a frost-tender clumping perennial grass that is popularly used as a lemony flavoring in Thai, Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian cooking and is widely cultivated in Southeast Asia for that purpose. It is also an outstanding ornamental grass that lends great beauty to garden areas regardless of whether its culinary uses are to be tapped. It typically forms a dense rounded clump of foliage to 2-3’  tall and as wide in one growing season. Gracefully-arching, strap-shaped linear leaves (to 3’ long and to 1” wide) are light green. Leaves emit a lemony fragrance when bruised. It rarely produces flowers. Extracted plant oils have been used for many years in herbal medicines and perfumes.

Lemongrass is a frost-tender clumping perennial grass that is popularly used as a lemony flavoring.
It is also an outstanding ornamental grass that lends great beauty to garden areas regardless of whether its culinary uses are to be tapped.
Leaves emit a lemony fragrance when bruised. It rarely produces flowers.
Extracted plant oils have been used for many years in herbal medicines and perfumes.

Height:

24-48 in

Spacing:

24-36

Hardiness Zone:

9-11

Bloom Color:

Light Green

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