Tender Perennial

Lemongrass

NZ $4.95

Description

Aromatic grass with a strong lemon flavour. Native to many parts of Asia, it is used extensively for flavourings and perfumes as well as a refreshing tea with soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. For a quick cuppa, pick a leaf, shred lengthways to expose oil capillaries and pour on boiling water leaving to infuse for several minutes. Only lightly cover seed to germinate. Transplant out as clumps leaving for 2-3 months to bulk up before harvesting. Plants will winter over in warmer areas and care should be taken not to divide clumps too early in spring.

Maturity second season from transplant.

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4800

Cymbopogon citratus

Information

OPTIMUM SOIL TEMP FOR GERMINATION DAYS TO GERMINATION DISTANCE APART TO PLANT SEEDLINGS PREFERRED GROWING PERIOD WHEN TO SOW NUMBER OF SEEDS PER PACKET PREFERRED GROWING METHOD BEST USE
20-25 7-14 90cm-icon 90cm 15cm-icon 15cm 2.3 1000 Transplant-icon Transplant Culinary-icon Culinary

KEY to WHEN TO SOW

  1 Early Spring 2 Late Spring &
Early Summer
3 Late Summer &
Early Autumn

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