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Latin name:

Verbena - Lemon
Lippia Citrodora
24 - 30" (61 - 76 cm)
30 - 36" (76 - 91 cm)
Tender Perennial
Full Sun
Allow Soil To Dry Between Waterings
Light, Well Drained Soil

Lemon verbena is a fragrant and flavorful herb celebrated for its strong lemony scent and versatile uses. This perennial shrub, native to South America, is prized for its aromatic foliage and its various culinary, medicinal, and aromatic applications.

The defining feature is its intensely aromatic leaves, which emit a powerful and delightful lemon fragrance when touched or brushed against. The narrow, lance-shaped leaves are bright green, glossy, and slightly serrated, contributing to the plant's ornamental value.

Culinarily, lemon verbena is a versatile herb used to impart a citrusy touch to various dishes and beverages. Its leaves can be used fresh or dried to flavor teas, lemonades, cocktails, desserts, jams, sauces, marinades, and savory dishes like fish, poultry, and salads. The herb's strong lemon essence adds a bright and zesty note to recipes without the acidity of actual lemon juice.

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