New plants can grow from seed or cuttings.
The plant grows grow 2 to 5 feet tall (1/2 to 1 1/2 metres.) The long, narrow, pointy leaves grow in whorls of 3.
Except perhaps for Lemon Myrtle, it is the most intense of all lemon-scented herbs.
Lemon Verbena has not been used a lot in European cooking.
Good with fresh fruit. Gives not just a lemon scent, but a lemon flavour as well.
Lemon Verbena is native to Argentina, Chile and Peru. In the 1800s, it was used by Europeans and North Americans as an ornamental garden plant.
“Verbena” means “leafy branch” in Latin.