Aloysia triphylla

Verbena, Lemon (Tender Perennial)

USDA Hardiness Zone 8-11

This tender perennial herb is an unassuming deciduous shrub with highly aromatic, pointed leaves and white blooms in the summer. Use in teas, soups, salads and fish entrees. Preserve by air-drying. Popular for sachets and potpourri.

Height

3-6 Feet

Spread

2-6 Feet

Color

White

Interesting Notes

This herb was named after Maria Louisa, Princess of Parma and wife of King Carlos IV, King of Spain and that it has whorls of three (tri) leaves (phyla). Queen of the lemony herbs.

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Pinch back the tips to keep bushy. Harvest foliage as needed. Grows best in fertile, well-drained soil.

Good Companions

Mint 'Kentucky Colonel' (Perennial) (Mentha spicata)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Containers
Culinary
Fragrant
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Foliage Color
Gray-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Summer
Winter
Spring
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Well-drained
Rich
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