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.


What soil is good for Lemon Verbena?

Well draining soil enriched with compost.


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.


How much space does Lemon Verbena need?

Roughly 60cm apart 


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. 


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. 


When can I harvest Lemon Verbena?

Harvest stems as needed.


What pests does Lemon Verbena get?

Spider Mites, Whitefly 


What diseases does Lemon Verbena get?



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

Plants can grow quite large if not pruned regularly. 

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