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Lemon Grass Cymbopogon citratus

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
48" 12"
Height
24 - 48"
Spread
8 - 12"
  • Details

    Features

    This grass can tolerate black walnut trees.  Used in Thai cooking.

    Fragrant Foliage
    Foliage Interest
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Grass: 
    Grass

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    12 - 14 Inches
    Spread: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edible Herb
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in containers and landscapes.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Best in well-drained soils, but also tolerates a wide-range of soil types.  Can tolerate black-walnut trees.

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