Lemon Grass - Knowledgebase Question

Merrimack, NH
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Question by cdonovan7
May 27, 2001
i bought what i thought was lemon grass last year. since then can not find any material or pictures. need picture to confirm that i have lemon grass, and need to know instructions. mainly, can i cut back to the ground or should i not? thank you

Answer from NGA
May 27, 2001
Lemon grass is not a winter hardy plant, so if you left it outside over the winter, unfortunately it is dead by now. If you have been growing it in a container inside, it can be trimmed off short to harvest it for use one blade at a time or as a clump. To know if you have the right plant, bruise a leaf and smell it. It should smell strongly of lemon.

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