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Aloysia triphylla

Lemon Verbena

Lemon Beebrush, Herb Louisa, Limonetto
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Aloysia triphylla
Principal Common Name Lemon Verbena
Common Name(s) Lemon Beebrush, Herb Louisa, Limonetto
Synonym Lippia citriodora,V. triphylla
Description Lemon Verbena is a Semi deciduous, rapidly growing elegant shrub that can reach 15 feet with tropical conditions but most often 4 to 5 ft.nThe flowers are small, white, single and inconspicuous. Their airy feel is an elegant crowning point for the open form of the plant. The fragrant flowers are also used in tea and culinary concoctions.
General Comments It was introduced to European gardening by Spanish explorers who in the 17th Century brought specimens back from Argentina & Chile. The lemon verbena generally loses its leaves and shrivels at the end of the winter.
Nativity Argentina Chile
Height Range 4 - 5 FT
Spread Range 6 - 8 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 9 : 10 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Light Green : Medium Green
Leaf Texture Fragrant
Form Shrub
Flower Color Lavender tinged white : Pink : White
Flower Time Summer : Fall
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Alkaline : Sandy : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Edible : Flavor : Fragrance

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