Cymbopogon citratus

An easy to grow tropical clump-forming perennial with long leaves and small flowers appearing in late summer. Suited to large pots and garden beds.

  • Growing Tip: Plant in a warm, sheltered position. Tolerates a range of well-drained fertile soils. Protect from frost.
  • Position: Full sun
  • Height / Spacing: 60-90cm, 60-90cm
  • Lifespan: Perennial
  • Use: Infuse leaves for a refreshing tea reputed to relieve minor fevers. Ideal for Middle Eastern and Asian meat and fish dishes.
  • Companion Planting: Lemon scented plants may deter garden pests.
  • Range: 100mm Herb pots, Zest 200mm

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