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
You can keep Lemon Verbena in the kitchen on the counter for a couple of days. Eventually it will begin to dry up.
Storage Temp: 35-40°F
Storage Length: 1-5 days
The best way to store Lemon Verbena is by drying it. Dry in a bunch no more than 1" in diameter thick. Hang upside down in a warm, dry place (indoors or outdoors) until the stems are brittle and snap when bent. You want the plants to dry as quickly as possible, as this will decrease molding. Once dry, store in an airtight container in the pantry.
Dry, Drying, Warm
Storage Temp: 60-75°F
Storage Length: 1-360 days