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Aloysia citriodora 'Spilsbury Mint'( Verbena 'Spilsbury Mint' ) Herb Plant
Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.
Verbena 'Spilsbury Mint' (Aloysia citrodora 'Spilsbury Mint') Herb Plant in 1 Litre pot
Lemon verbena is also known as Cedron and Lemon Beebrush, and this fabulous herb plant is an excellent addition to the herb garden, this unusual variety has the delicate scent of spearmint rather than the usual lemon scent.
Aloysia triphylla (Verbena) is a deciduous perennial shrub native to South America, but is now found in North America and Europe. It has attractive leaves and can be included in herb gardens designed for scent or culinary uses. Its flowers are fairly unassuming, and appear in summer as small white or pale mauve blooms. The plant grows to a height of 2 metres and gives out a powerful spearmint scent which intensifies when the leaves are rubbed or crushed.
Preferring light, well-drained soil and a sunny, sheltered position, lemon verbena will respond well to being cut back hard, as this keeps the herb plants from becoming straggly.
As a herb plant verbena isn't as widely used in the kitchen. In folklore lemon verbena is linked with purification and love and was said to help attract a suitor. Made as a tea, verbena is said to prevent a person from dreaming. The leaves can be used in sweet and savoury dishes, homemade pot-pourri, scented sachets and as an addition to the bath to wake you up! (Infuse a handfull of leaves in 1Litre of boiling water and add to the bath)
Buy Lemon Verbena Online
Our potted Lemon Verbena herb plants are generally available to buy online between April and September.
|Aloysia citriodora 'Spilsbury Mint'( Verbena 'Spilsbury Mint' ) Herb Plant|
|Soil Type||Light free-draining soil|
|Latin Name||Aloysia citrodora 'Spilsbury Mint'|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H3 - Half-hardy|
|Special Features||Pollinator Friendly|
|Type of Garden||Container/Patio|
I was sceptical how minty this would be at first but it really does have a crisp fruity mint flavour, so much so that there isn’t much lemon in there, so very distinct from the standard lemon Verbena. This will go really well in cooking I anticipate, so can’t wait for it to bulk out in the summer.