Alphabetical Plant Listing

Aloysia citrodora (Lemon Verbena)

Lemon Verbena, Herb Louisa, Lemon Beebrush, Aloysia citriodora, Aloysia triphylla, Lippia citriodora


Prized for use in tisanes, liqueurs, cooking, pot-pourri, perfumes and cosmetics, award-winner Aloysia citrodora (Lemon Verbena) is a deciduous sub-shrub with arching branches and narrowly lance-shaped, strongly lemon-scented, green leaves. The pointed leaves are arranged in whorls of three around the stems. From mid-summer to early fall, the bush produces large terminal panicles of tiny, four-petaled, white or pale lilac flowers. The leaves are best used fresh and young. They are a common ingredient in many herbal teas and can be used to give a lemon flavor to fruit salads, desserts and drinks. Evergreen in warm winter areas.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Easy to grow, Lemon Verbena grows up to 6-8 ft. high (180-240 cm) and nearly as wide.
  • Enjoys full sun in fertile, well-drained loam. Mulch in autumn to protect the roots. In heavy frost areas grow it in a pot and bring it under protection during winter dormancy.
  • Perfect for beds and borders, wall-side borders, city gardens, cottage gardens, Mediterranean gardens, herb gardens or containers.
  • Generally pest and disease free.
  • In early to mid-spring cut back the previous year's flowering stems to within one or two buds of the older woody framework.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings.
  • Native to Argentina, Chile.

Buy Aloysia citrodora (Lemon Verbena)

Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 11
Climate Zones 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

Buy Plants


Elly Mens, Shutterstock

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 11
Climate Zones 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

Plant Calculator

How many Aloysia citrodora (Lemon Verbena) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Aloysia citrodora (Lemon Verbena)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.