How to Grow Lemon Verbena?

Answer Lemon verbena (Aloysia triphylla) is a large and bushy perennial shrub. It is deciduous and highly scented, with a strong citrus aroma that can be noticed most strongly in the early evening. As a n... Read More »

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How do I grow lemon verbena from seed?

PreparationPlant lemon verbena seeds directly in the garden after all danger of frost has passed. Spade the soil in a sunny, well-drained location. Remove any weeds, roots, rocks and large clods, t... Read More »

Are lemon verbena& lemon balm the same?

Lemon verbena and lemon balm are not related. Lemon verbena (Aloysia triphylla) is a perennial flowering shrub with white flowers. The leaves and flowers add lemony flavor and perfume to food and b... Read More »

Is lemon verbena edible?

The leaves of the lemon verbena are edible and can be added as a zesty lemon flavoring to fish and poultry dishes, according to the University of Maryland. The leaves can also be brewed as a refre... Read More »

What is the botanical name for lemon verbena?

The botanical name for lemon verbena is Aloysia triphylla. The genus honors Princess Louisa of Parma, the wife of Spanish King Carlos IV. "Aloysia" is a latinized form of her name. Spanish explorer... Read More »