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Lemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena/Aloysia triphylla (Tender Perennial)

This tender perennial herb is an unassuming deciduous shrub with highly aromatic, pointed leaves and white blooms in the summer. Use in teas, soups, salads and fish entrees. Preserve by air-drying. Popular for sachets and potpourri.

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Foliage Color
Variegated
Soil Moisture
Moist
Rich
Well-Drained
Attributes
Container
Container
Crafts
Culinary
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Fragrant
Ground Cover
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Additional Information about Lemon Verbena

This herb was named after Maria Louisa, Princess of Parma and wife of King Carlos IV, King of Spain and that it has whorls of three (tri) leaves (phyla). Queen of the lemony herbs.

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Lemon Verbena

Pinch back the tips to keep bushy. Harvest foliage as needed. Grows best in fertile, well-drained soil.