Lemon Grass

Overview

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus

Fast growing perennial with lemon flavoured stalks. Essential flavouringin East Asian cooking. Drought tolerant and grows in wide range of soils. A good source of vitamin A.

We hope you enjoy these lemon grass seeds, just another great example of herb seeds from Mr Fothergill’s!

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How To Grow

Sow in pots or direct into the garden 5mm (1/4”) deep. Germination can be slow and erratic so sow several seeds per planting. Transfer to large pots or containers when seedlings are 10cm (4”) tall, and to final growing position in full sun or light shade when large enough to handle and danger of frost has passed. Ensure temperatures remain above 20°C. Seedlings emerge 14-21 days.

When To Plant

South Island: Jan, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Harvest

As required