Lemon Verbena : Lemon Verbena
Lemony scented leaves make great tea, baked goods, jelly, and more
Lemon Verbena has the most true lemon scent of all the lemony herbs. The leaves are commonly used to make a delicious tea or for flavoring drinks. This leggy, tender perennial is easy to squeeze into gardens without a lot of extra space, or it can be grown larger and made into a hedge. Its a deciduous plant that loses its leaves when the days get shorter but then grows back the following spring.Verbenaceae Aloysia triphylla
Alternate Growing Options
Take a small sprig of the stem that includes some leaves. Place it in a jar of water water and allow it to root from the cut end. Once roots are longer than 1", transplant your cutting into a soil container. Leave the container indoors for 2 - 3 weeks before transplanting outdoors. If growing indoors, you can just transplant the rooted cuttings directly into their permanent home.