Lemon Verbena

Lemon verbena is a woody, perennial shrub native to many countries in South America. It can grow to heights of 9 feet and has a powerful lemony scent. It's leaves are long and narrow, 2 to 4 inches in length.  It is used in both sweet and savory dishes.  The leaves are slightly sour, but also have a fruity sweet flavor.  They can be eaten raw, used in pestos, salads, and viniagrettes.  The larger leaves can be used in jellies, jams, desserts, teas, and more!  

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Handling & Storage


Available in Spring and Summer

Also Known As

  • Verbena
  • Louisa
  • Aloysia triphylla
  • Lemon beebrush

Store around 38° F.

  • Aloysia citrodora


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