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Aloysia citriodora (Lemon Verbena) Herb Plant

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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.

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora) 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.

Aloysia citrodora (Lemon verbena) is a deciduous perennial shrub native to South America, and is also found in North America and Europe  It has attractive leaves and should always be included in herb gardens designed for scent, pot pourri and 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 lemony 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.

Herb Usage

As a herb plant lemon verbena isn't as widely used in the kitchen or as part of home remedies as it should be. Only 100 years ago, it was a common ornamental plant found in European gardens, but today it is rarely planted. In folklore lemon verbena is linked with purification and love and was said to help attract a suitor. Made as a tea, lemon 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! To make a relaxing bath infuse a handful of leaves in 1Litre of boiling water and add to the water as you fill your bath.

Buy Lemon Verbena Online

Our potted Lemon Verbena herb plants are generally available to buy online between April and September.

Aloysia citriodora (Lemon Verbena) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Light free-draining soil
Flower Colour White
Height 200cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Aloysia citrodora
Hardiness RHS rating H3 - Half-hardy
Culinary Desserts/Drinks
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Infusion
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Container/Patio
  • 5
    Speed and quality

    Posted by Adam Bennette on 6th Jul 2023

    Thank you for the very prompt delivery of this plant which came in good condition and is great value.

  • 5
    Lemon Verbena

    Posted by Avery Davis on 8th Jun 2022

    I’ve been buying Lemon Verbena plants every year from Hooks Green Herbs. They always arrive in great condition. This year I’m hoping to get mine to survive the winter indoors. Gave one plant to my niece last summer, it wintered indoors and is back in her garden thriving. Hopefully I’ll manage the same this year. Good size plants, well packaged. Nothing bad to say.

  • 5
    The plants arrived so quickly and in wonderful condition.

    Posted by Bradfield Bettina on 24th Jun 2021

    I would always look to buy herbs from hooks green their service was really 5star

  • 5
    Beautiful verbena

    Posted by Christine Asbridge on 21st Jun 2021

    I am so impressed with the quality of the herbs - this lemon verbena will make a gorgeous addition to my herb garden!

  • 5
    Lemon Verbena

    Posted by Iain Davies on 24th May 2021

    Nice big plants in great condition. Very well packed and delivered.

  • 5
    Lemon verbena

    Posted by Liz Thomson on 8th Apr 2021

    The plants I ordered came promptly and in excellent condition. I would certainly order from this nursery again.

  • 4
    Lovely healthy plant with an amazing aroma!

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Sep 2020

    Very pleased with my purchase. A good sized plant and arrived promptly and in good condition.

  • 5
    Lovely plant and scent

    Posted by Isabelle C on 16th Jun 2020

    The plant came quickly and in good condition. Quite a big plant and healthy. It's doing really well in its new pot and I'm enjoying my evening teas!

  • 5
    delicious lemon sherbet scent

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Jun 2020

    Chosen for a container herb garden. Good for teas but I shall use to decorate cocktails.A well grown plan in a 3 inch pot and safely packaged for the post