Want to learn how to grow lemon verbena? This easy guide will show you everything you need to know, from sun requirements to pests and troubleshooting.

Soil

What soil is good for Lemon Verbena?

Well draining soil enriched with compost.

Position

How much sun does Lemon Verbena need?

Full sun to afternoon shade 

Frost Tolerant

Is Lemon Verbena frost tolerant?

No. Tender perennial, keep protected from frost.

Spacing

How much space does Lemon Verbena need?

Roughly 60cm apart 

Planting

When should I plant Lemon Verbena?

Plant out in spring once the danger of frost has passed. 

Transplant in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn. 

Feeding

What do I feed Lemon Verbena?

Apply an organic fertiliser throughout the season. Top-dress the soil each spring with fresh compost and mulch well. 

Harvesting

When can I harvest Lemon Verbena?

Harvest stems as needed.

Pests

What pests does Lemon Verbena get?

Spider Mites, Whitefly 

Diseases

What diseases does Lemon Verbena get?

Rust

Notes

Is there anything else I need to know about Lemon Verbena?

Plants can grow quite large if not pruned regularly. 

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