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Lemon Verbena Aloysia citriodora

Previously known as:

  • Aloysia triphylla
  • Lippia citriodora
  • Verbena citriodora
  • Verbena triphylla
Phonetic Spelling
al-OY-see-ah try-FYE-lah
Description

Potpourris; herb pillows; lemon flavoring for drinks, salads, and jellies.  Pruning tips will lead to a shrubbier form. Citradora means lemon-scented.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems. Aphids, whiteflies, mealy bugs and spider mites are occasional problems.

Cultivars:
Tags:
#fragrant#full sun#fragrant flowers#edible#lavender#container plant#fragrant leaves#walkway
Cultivars:
Tags:
#fragrant#full sun#fragrant flowers#edible#lavender#container plant#fragrant leaves#walkway
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aloysia
    Species:
    citriodora
    Family:
    Verbenaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Culinary, perfume, cosmetics, herbal remedies
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Argentina, Chile
    Edibility:
    Teas, desserts, fruit salads and jams
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Edible
    Herb
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    July to September
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    In groups of three,
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Garden for the Blind