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Lemongrass

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant lemongrass.

Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors (spring/fall) Start seeds outdoors (spring/fall) Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors (spring/fall) Plant spacing # plants per person
Lemongrass 3a April 15-May 1 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 3b April 15-May 1 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 4a April 15-May 1 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 4b April 15-May 1 On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 5a March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 5b March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 6a March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 6b March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 7a March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 7b March 15-April 1 On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 8a Feb. 15-March 1 On/around March 15 (after last frost) On/around March 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 8b Feb. 15-March 1 On/around March 15 (after last frost) On/around March 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 9a Jan. 15-Feb. 1 On/around Feb. 15 (after last frost) On/around Feb. 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 9b Jan. 15-Feb. 1 On/around Feb. 15 (after last frost) On/around Feb. 15 (after last frost) 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 10a Dec. 1-March 1 Dec. 1-March 1 March 1-May 30 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 10b Dec. 1-March 1 Dec. 1-March 1 March 1-May 30 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 11a Oct. 1-March 1 Oct. 1-March 1 Nov. 1-May 30 2 feet 1
Lemongrass 11b Oct. 1-March 1 Oct. 1-March 1 Nov. 1-May 30 2 feet 1

* Lemongrass resembles ornamental grass in the landscape. It can grow up to 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. It is a perennial in Zones 10 and 11; an annual elsewhere.