Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Perennial
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Tender

Lemon Verbena is a tender perennial that is usually grown as an annual in colder regions, or grown indoors over the winter. In climates that are in between, a mulch, row covers, or other kinds of protection will help the plants overwinter.

Crops
Spring Transplant
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cool, Warm, Hot

Lemon Verbena is a tropical plant and prefers warmer temperatures and plenty of sun. It also doesn't like wind, so be sure to put it in a spot that is protected or provide some support if you must place it in a windy spot. Prefers well-draining rich soil.

Outdoor Growing Temp
60°F - 95°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
60°F

Plant outdoors once the soil has reached 60˚ F.

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
No
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cold, Cool, Warm, Hot)

In more northern regions, give Lemon Verbena a place with full sun.

Water
Moderate

Lemon Verbena prefers moist soil, but will tolerate periods of drought.

Feeder
Light

Give Lemon Verbena a good fertilizing in the spring, and during vigorous growing times.

Suitability
Tolerates light frost, High heat, Needs lots of space
Small Gardens?
No
Containers?
Yes

Lemon Verbena is a great container plant. It easily fits in with other plants in a container with its leggy habit.

In areas with colder winters growing in a container is ideal so that the plants can be brought inside. During warmer months plants will do better outside.

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
-
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
12.0-120.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-72.0"
Hardiness Zone
8-11
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Very lemony taste, sweet.