How to grow Lemon verbena

Lemon verbena growing shrub‎ of the genus Aloysia and also known as Lemon beebrush, Lemon verbena perennial evergreen or semi-deciduous plant and also used as fragrant plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical or tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Lemon verbena leaves

Arrow-shaped leaves, color light green to dark green depending on sun exposure

Flowers color purple, the flowers small grow in clusters.

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How to grow Lemon verbena growing and care:

More than -2 C

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but recommend

Difficulties or problems when growing:
When the plant young very sensitive

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, nematode

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Weak leaves

Size of the plant?
50-1.8 m, 20-72 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring to early summer

General information about the flower
Small 0.5 mm, purple flowers

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning as long as there is no need in the seeds

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year, in area that temperature is less than 5 C except the winter

How to harvest the leaves?
Cut the leaves with the branch

Information about leaves:
Arrow-shaped leaves, light green to dark old depending on sun exposure

Uses of Lemon verbena leaves:
Beverage, oil, paste

Scientific name:

Aloysia citrodora

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone