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Lemon Grass


A densely tufted, clumping perennial grass with highly aromatic, lemon-scented foliage. The broad, flat, bright yellowish green leaves bend gracefully at the tips. Great in containers near the kitchen door or along paths and walkways. A tender evergreen in the mildest winters. Provide winter protection. Widely used in Southeast Asian cuisine.

Cymbopogon citratus

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Soft

Leaf length : 36"

Leaf shape : Narrow, strap-shaped

Leaf color : Bright yellowish green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes :Flowers are rare in cultivation.

Plant Anatomy

Average size maturity width : 3 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2-3 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 25 to 30 F( Z9b)

Sunset zone : 12, 13, 16, 17, 23, 24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes