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Cymbopogon citratus/Lemon Grass

Cymbopogon citratus / Cymbopogon citratus
Lemon grass makes a heavy clump of foliage
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Lemon grass makes a heavy clump of foliage

Makes a handsome accent plant but requires periodic grooming of foliage to maintain an attractive specimen

Clump forming grass that releases a delightful fragrance when bruised

Several clumps in a display garden

Leaves of this grass used in oriental cooking

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Scientific Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Common Name: Lemon Grass
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Herb
Comments: This evergreen, fragrant grass grows in dense clumps and its leaves are used in Thai cooking and in soups and stir-fry preparations. Makes an excellent specimen plant in large containers. Periodic grooming is required to keep a well established plant tidy. Commercial source of lemon oil.