Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora)

Botanical names:
Aloysia citrodora Accepted
Verbena citrodora Synonym
Verbena fragrans Synonym
Verbena triphylla Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet but may attain heights to 10 feet in tropical climates.
Plant Spread: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Leaves remain evergreen in warm climates.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Pale lilac
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Tea
Culinary Herb/Spice
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

photo credit: Cillas

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Lemony Shrub by Nomadman2003 May 31, 2017 11:01 AM 4
Can I mix those plants/herbs together? by xianghan0519 Jan 26, 2017 6:32 PM 4

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