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Aloysia gratissima(Bee Brush) 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.

Bee Brush (Aloysia gratissima) Herb Plant in 1 Litre pot 

Aloysia is a genus of flowering plants in the verbena family, Verbenaceae. They are known generally as Beebrushes as they are very attractive to bees and other pollinators. Being Native to the Americas, they enjoy a sheltered spot in a sunny position, somewhere where the leaves can be rubbed or crushed so that you can enjoy the lovely lemony scent! 

 Its flowers appear in summer as small white blooms but they are loved. The plant can grow to a height of 2 metres, if given the correct growing conditions. 

Preferring light, well-drained soil and a sunny, sheltered position, Aloysia gratissima will respond well to being cut back hard, as this keeps the herb plants from becoming straggly.

Herb Usage

This plant is really one for the insects in the garden but the leaves could feature in a homemade pot-pourri, scented sachets and as an addition to the bath you could infuse a handful of leaves in 1Litre of boiling water and add to the bath. 

Buy Bee Brush Online

Our potted Bee Brush herb plants are generally available to buy online between April and September.

Aloysia gratissima(Bee Brush) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Light free-draining soil
Flower Colour White
Height 200cm
Spread 100cm
Latin Name Aloysia gratissima
Hardiness RHS rating H3 - Half-hardy
Culinary None
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Container/Patio