Lemon Grass
Lemon Grass


  • Type: Perennial in zones 8 to 11
  • Planting time: After last frost in spring or in fall (up to 6 weeks before fall frost in cold zones)
  • Features: Aromatic grass-like leaves with lemon flavor
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil: Fertile, moist
  • Spacing: 24 inches
  • Plant size: 36 to 60 inches tall, 24 to 36 inches wide
  • Garden use: Containers, herb and flower gardens
  • Culinary use: Use leaves and stems in Asian dishes

Lemongrass resembles an ornamental grass, forming tall clumps that add movement and texture to container and in-ground plantings. Plants thrive in moist soil and full sun. The base of each leaf stalk—roughly the bottom 5 inches—is where the flavor hides in this citrusy herb. To use, remove the leafy top and woody bottom, strip the tough outer layers, and mince or chop the white inner stalk for Asian-style curries, stir fries, and marinades. Use discarded parts to infuse a tea, broth or soup. Flavor intensifies the longer you cook it. Use lemongrass fresh, dry it, or freeze it.

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    Lemongrass is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Holy Lemongrass! I bought the plant that I have now in April, it's August now & this plant is HUGE! We're talking 5 ft wide & 4 ft tall.. & it's only in a medium sized container! It loves a pitcher full of water a day & makes a SUPERB glass of lemon tea!
    Date published: 2017-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lemongrass & Danes I've grown lemongrass on the patio for many years. Recently I've noticed that my Great Dane enjoys chewing on the leaves from time to time! It isn't harmful to him and it's good to have a treat for him at his height.
    Date published: 2017-04-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've had it in my garden in Houston, Texas for over a decade. It's easy to divide the clump to share with others. Cut back to 4-6 inches early spring. I find it's very easy to do with old, long serated kitchen knife. (A priceless tool in my gardening) Otherwise it will smother itself to death. It's fun to pick and share wonderful scent with children. They are so easily impressed.
    Date published: 2015-03-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lemongrass loves sun and water. Ours got 5 ft plus tall
    Date published: 2015-02-25
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