Cymbopogon citratus
[Lemon Grass]

Size (ships bareroot) - Quart

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36 - 48 in. Sun 9 - 11

A tender perennial native to India. As its name applies it is a grass-like plant. It grows well but needs to be taken indoors in most of the US.
Uses: A very pungent herb that is used in small quantities in many Asian dishes, curry, and tea. The entire blade and bulb can be used and blends well with garlic, chilies and cilantro. Medicinal properties include a digestive aid and relief of muscle cramps and spasms. As with other lemon-scented plants it wards off mosquitoes.


Grows well in the ground but is frost tender. The majority of herbs are relatively pest and disease free and require little more than a well-drained sunny site, lots of room, and moderately fertile soil to thrive. Slightly acidic to neutral pH. Adding organic matter to the soil regularly will help provide consistent nutrients. Avoid nitrogen-rich fertilizers.

Other Attributes:
Fragrant Long season interest
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