NOTE: LEMONGRASS PLANTS DO SEED!!
Two varieties are commonly found in nurseries: East Indian lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) and West Indian lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus). Both can be used for cooking, but the thicker West Indian variety is better.
Cymbopogon flexuosus, or commonly referred to as Lemon Grass, is a tropical perennial that is a well-known herb for Asian foods and for other culinary uses.
Lemon grass plants forms a clump, reaching 36 – 60 inches in height and 24 – 36 inches in width. It is very much like an ornamental grass with strap-like leaves reaching 36 inches and arching.
This grass plant has a strong lemon aroma, and is used in making oil. It is used in fish and chicken dishes, soups and sauces, and in hot teas. It also is a natural mosquito repellent.
These Non-GMO plants prefer full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. Space plants 36 - 48 inches apart. Lemon Grass will grow as an annual in cold areas. It also will do well planted in a container so that it can be brought indoors during the winter.
Sowing rate: Sow 2 - 3 heirloom seeds per plant and start repelling mosquitoes or use for culinary purposes.