Lemon Verbena was made popular as a perfume centuries ago when introduced by Spanish conquistadors who had found the aromatic herb in South America. Since that time Lemon Verbena has been used in everything from recipes to soaps. Because Lemon Verbena holds its citric fragrance long after being dried, it makes a great addition to potpourris and herb pillows, and can be used in closets and drawers to freshen laundry.
Lemon Verbena is a useful culinary herb
, used in teas, salads, dressings and desserts. Blending well with various Mints
, Lemon Verbena oil has become increasingly expensive, so Lemongrass
makes a cheaper and highly effective alternative.
A wonderful herb plant that will do very well when potted for container gardening or in an indoor herb garden
Keep the plant in a sunny location, let it dry slightly between watering, pinch back for bushy growth and enjoy it year-round.