Botanical name: Aloysia triphyllaLemon Verbena

Lemon Verbena grows as a shrub or small tree and has lance-shaped, strongly lemon-scented leaves and pale mauve flowers in summer.

Plant along pathways where the lemon scent from the leaves can be enjoyed.

Using Lemon Verbena

Good as a cut flower.

Makes a refreshing tea and used to flavour cakes and other sweet dishes.

Growing Lemon Verbena

Best grown in a warm sheltered position.

Prune in winter to prevent plant from becoming straggly.

Prefers full sun.

Grows 1.5-2.5m high