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Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon Grass) Herb SEEDS

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Lemon Grass(Cymbopogon citratus) Herb Seeds

This interesting herb has a wonderful lemon aroma coming from the leaves and is used extensively in Eastern cooking.

Prefers well drained soil in full sun. It is not hardy keep the plants in a frost-free environment in winter where temperatures do not fall below 8°C -. Best grown in a container, so it can be moved into a sheltered position over winter it makes an excellent conservatory plant, where it will produce long lance shaped leaves, looking very like grass. It does not produce flowers. 

Growing Instructions

East Indian lemon grass is grown from seed, needing a warm place and a thin covering of good-quality compost, germination is relatively quick. The small seedlings take a little bit of time to mature but once established will grow quickly.

Herb Usage

A must have for Thai cuisine Stems are cut at root level and the lower 7-10 cm are used as a fresh herb. Lemongrass is also used as an essential oil in aromatherapy and  homeopathic studies show that Cymbopogon citratus possesses various attributes such as anti-amoebic, antibacterial, antidiarrheal, antifilarial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. The dried leaves can be used in pot-pourri. It can even be used to help repel insects from the patio in summer. citronella is obtained from the leaves of some varieties of lemongrass.  

 

Buy Lemongrass Seeds Online

Our Lemongrass seeds are generally available to buy online all year round.

 

 

 

 

Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon Grass) Herb SEEDS
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Well drained and humus rich soil
Flower Colour None
Height 90cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Cymbopogon citratus
Hardiness RHS rating H2 - Tender - Keep frost free
Culinary Asian
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic None
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Ornamental
Type of Garden Container/Patio