Slender fountains of lemony freshness
Great for Asian dishes
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 100 seeds
Zone: 9 – 11
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 100
Plant Height: 3 ft – 5 ft
Plant Width: 24 in – 3 ft
Additional Characteristics: Bloom First Year,Easy Care Plants,Edible,Evergreen,Flower,Fragrance,Herbs,Indoor Growing,Rose Companions,Variegated
Foliage Color: Blue Green,Orange
Harvest Season: Early Summer,Late Summer,Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Drought Tolerant,Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy,Sandy
Uses: Beds,Border,Containers,Cuisine,Foliage Interest,Hedge,Ornamental,Outdoor
(P)?Pkt of 100 seeds
95 days from sowing.
An essential herb for Asian cuisine, the leaves and stems of lemongrass can be used fresh or dried to impart a distinct lemon flavor. Lemongrass also makes a wonderful ingredient for hot teas, and is attractive enough to grow simply as an ornamental in patio pots or in the sunny garden.
This clump-forming perennial resembles an ornamental grass with its aromatic cane-like stems arising from a central base. The lemon-scented, linear, strap leaves reach 3 feet long, falling over at the tip. It is a honeybee magnet, and a useful addition to any garden friendly to butterflies, bees, and other wildlife.
Lemongrass thrives in moist soil and full sun, growing 3 to 5 feet tall within a single season. The seed germinates in 7 to 14 days, and the plant reaches a good size for picking about 3 months later. If you begin the seeds indoors, transplant the young plants at about 6 inches high.
Lemongrass is hardy only in zones 8-11, so if you live north of its range, you may want to grow it in containers, where it can be brought to a bright, frost-free location for winter. Quite long-lived, it will fulfill all your culinary needs for many seasons!
Pkt is 100 seeds.
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