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Lemon GrassCymbopogon citratus

Just £2.49

Half-Hardy Perennial
What is Half-Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years. Can be grown outdoors
but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.
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1 packet (40 lemon grass seeds) £2.49 Despatch: by Monday
Description Sowing More Info Delivery Reviews
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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Patio, Greenhouse, Conservatory, Exotic Garden

Half-hardy

Full sun

Up to 150cm (59.1in)

Up to 90cm (35.4in)

A little experience

A little experience

1 Packet (40 Lemon Grass Seeds) (TT00958)

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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.

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.

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Reviews

Brilliant 2016-11-09

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

T&M replied on 2016-09-12: 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.