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A quick and easy to grow species with slender stems and unusual sword shaped silvery-green foliage, which becomes tinged with red as autumn approaches. If you crush the foliage it gives off a refreshing spicy lemon aroma which is known to deter mosquitoes, making this ideal for growing as a houseplant indoors or as attractive and beneficial patio feature plant. Height: : 90-150cm (36-60in). When restricted in containers, making it a manageable fragrant house/container plant. If grown naturally in borders could exceed 15m (49ft).
Patio, Scented Gardens, Cut Flower Garden, Specimen Plant
Up to 2700cm (1063in)
Up to 1800cm (708.7in)
A little experience
Best grown in containers filled with a good quality potting compost for an attractive feature plant either indoors or outside on the patio. Plants grown in containers are best moved into a cool frost-free greenhouse or conservatory to protect them over winter.
When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots of good, soil-less compost. Grow on and re-pot into 13cm (5in) pots until the plants are of a good size before planting out. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost.
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