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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
    Best producer

    Posted by Brenda Wood on 15th May 2020

    Excellent plants, well packaged and good value

  • 5
    Excellent service

    Posted by Unknown on 15th May 2020

    All plants arrived quickly, well-packaged, and in top condition. This has a lovely, strong lemon perfume.

  • 5
    beautiful

    Posted by Lilly on 4th May 2020

    gorgeous verbena plants delivered in perfect condition. The plants look heavenly and well cared for.

  • 5
    Delicious smell

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Jul 2018

    Replacement plant for one lost to frost - happily in the ground and already starting to flourish. Good healthy plant, securely packaged and safely delivered. Thank you!

  • 5
    Happy customer

    Posted by Unknown on 23rd Aug 2017

    Quick delivery, well packaged and nice plant!

  • 5
    great plant

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Aug 2017

    Arrived in perfect condition, loves its sunny spot, delicious foliage now being harvested (in small amounts) only weeks later.

  • 5
    Lemon Verbena

    Posted by Pat Hearsey on 15th Jul 2016

    Very pleased with this plant.

  • 5
    Hyde Hall

    Posted by Debbie Faux on 28th Sep 2015

    Love the aromatic smell and the leaves are superb