Lemon Grass/Cymbopogon citratus (Annual)
USDA Hardiness Zone 10-11
This herb stands tall with fragrant, bluish-green foliage and a white-green flower to top it off! This clumping, tender perennial grass is loaded with lemony scent and flavor, and hints of ginger! Easy to grow and will produce a good crop of leaves to make teas, beverages, salads, fish, poultry, herbal medicines and Eastern inspired soups and other dishes. Harvest the tightly rolled new leaves inside the base of a single sprout for culinary use. Preserve by air-drying.
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grow in moist, fertile soil. An easy grower. Protect from frost. Bring indoors for the winter months.
When to Divide
Mint 'Kentucky Colonel'/Mentha spicata (Perennial)
Ocimum basilicum (Annual)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes & Uses
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)