How to grow Lemon verbena

Lemon verbena grow and care – 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

How to grow Lemon verbena

Growing Lemon verbena plant

Harvest Lemon verbena plant

Lemon verbena plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Beverage
  • Herbs
  • Spices
  • Spreads & Sauces
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9