Cymbopogon citratus
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Common Name:
Lemon Grass
   
Ornamental Features:
Leaves are dark green and about 1 in wide. Flowers can reach beyond 10 feet. The foliage has a strong lemon scent and can be used as a herb. The habit is very uniform and creates an excellent well-balanced plant.
   
Habit and Growth Rate:
Uniform, arching, clump. Grows to 3 feet.
   
Landscape Value:
Makes an excellent specimen or a small mass planting. Can also be planted in a container.
   
Hardiness:
Zone 9
   
Culture:
Grows in a very rich, acidic soil that is well drained. Requires full sun.
   
Pot Size & Finish Time:
1 gallon (12 to 16 weeks), 3 gallon (24 to 28 weeks),
   
Propagation Methods:
Tissue culture and division.
   
Pest/Disease Problems:
Rust and caterpillars.
   
More Information:
Leaves are dark green and about 1 in wide. Flowers can reach beyond 10 feet. The foliage has a strong lemon scent and can be used as a herb. The habit is very uniform and creates an excellent well-balanced plant.