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This plant is a very versatile plant used for teas, scented soap and as an accent plant in an herb garden. A very hardy plant in the garden, it has beautiful lemon scented foliage.


How to grow lemon verbena in a garden

  1. Choose a well drained sunny spot in the garden and enrich the soil with some Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser before planting.
  2. Sow seeds direct or in seedling trays. You can propagate by stem cuttings from new growth in the spring
  3. Water on a moderate basis. When seedlings germinate, use a liquid fertiliser at half strength like Yates Thrive Vegies and Herb Liquid Plant Food. Thin seedlings when young. 
  4. Harvest in the spring when new foliage emerges. Tip prune to keep bushy.

 

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How to grow lemon verbena in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200 mm- 300 mm wide and deep and place in a sunny position. Apply a good potting mix like Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. 
  2. Sow seeds direct or carefully place propagated plants into the soil. They will grow to about 1 m x 1 m wide. 
  3. In the growing season feed with a liquid fertiliser like Yates Thrive for Vegies and Herb Liquid Plant Food to keep healthy. 
  4. Look to re-pot after two or three years to refresh the potting mix and help growing conditions.

Growing tips

  • Tip prune to keep in shape
  •  Keep the soil well drained, this plant does not like wet feet

 



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