Lemon verbena (syn. Lippia citriodora)

Aloysia citrodora

Lemon verbena (syn. Lippia citriodora) - Aloysia citrodora

Common Name: Lemon verbena (syn. Lippia citriodora)
Genus: Aloysia
Species: citrodora

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained


  • Other Features: lemon-scented leaves are useful for making herb tea and pot pourri

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.

  • Garden care: Apply a thick mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure in autumn to protect the roots. Plants cut back by frost usually regenerate from the base.