Lemon Verbena

Aloysia triphylla

Lemon verbenas fragrant foliage perfumes the air with a light citrus scent. Commonly used as an essential oil in perfumes, potpourri, and aroma therapy. Fresh or dried leaves create a soothing iced or hot tea. Delicious in fizzy beverages, ice cream, infused in whipped cream, or used to add a lemon flavour to savory sauces.

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Moderately frost sensitive, loses leaves in Winter

Habit: 4 to 6' tall and wide, narrow upright habit with woody stems

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Moderately rich

Origin: Argentina and Chile

Lemon Verbena