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Lemon Grass

Cymbopogon citratus

Half-hardy Perennial

A real delicacy, Lemon Grass is essential in Thai and Vietnamese dishes and an excellent addition to soups, curries, sauces and fish dishes. The woody stems of this refreshing herb are also delicious for making an invigorating tea. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 90cm (35").

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How to grow herbs

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
August, September
Sowing Months:
January, February, March
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (50 lemon grass seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £2.49

Sow lemon grass from late January to March on the surface of a good seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 20-25C (70-75F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the compost moist but not wet. Do not exclude light as this aids germination which is often slow, taking 21-40 days.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When lemon grass plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Plant lemon grass outdoors, in a warm, sheltered spot at 30cm (12") apart, on moist, well drained soil, in full sun.

Keep lemon grass plants well watered throughout summer and provide an occasional liquid feed. Harvest individual stems of lemongrass when required by snapping them off at the base of the plant. To over winter, lift the plants in early autumn, pot up and grow through the winter in a greenhouse with a minimum winter temperature of 7C (45F). Keep the compost just moist throughout winter. Alternatively grow lemon grass plants permanently in 25-30cm (10-12") containers in a warm greenhouse or conservatory.
Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Brilliant

    By vivienne ng 11-09-2016

    Bought a packet from Suffolk Herbs in March. Nothing happened. Tried with these ones, had lemon grass growing within a week.

    Natalie
    12-09-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your Lemon Grass and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

  2. zero germination

    By Robert Webster 05-04-2016

    Seed compost, propagator yet nothing showed at all.

    Ryan
    06-04-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn that this variety has not germinated at all. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to assist.

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