Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon Flexuosus) - 100 Seeds
Looking for an easy-to-grow herb that adds a delicious zing to Asian cuisine? Look no further than Southern Seeds lemon grass! Our lemon grass seeds has been our top seller for years, and it's no wonder why. Not only does this ornamental grass add flavor to your dishes and teas, but it's also beautiful in the garden and is a tremendous medicinal plant. Plant it as a border, an accent, or in mass plantings, and enjoy its fresh scent and flavor all summer long. It is also great for keeping the mosquitoes away!
•American grown seeds
•Natural mosquito repellent
•USDA Zones: 8-10*
*Lemon Grass is a warm weather plant rated for zones 8-10. While it can be grown from seeds in other zones, it is more challenging particularly in the north. If you living in a northern area and want to grow it, please send us a message and we can give you information that should help you out.
Start seeds indoors in early spring and transplant them outside once the weather is warm. Sow them in good compost and barely cover with a thin layer of soil. Maintain a temperature of 70-75 degrees and keep the soil moist but not soggy. Seeds should germinate in 21-40 days. Once you have an established patch, it will take care of itself. To harvest the greens, cut them off at ground level and more will appear. You'll always have this fragrant, refreshing herb out your back door. Lemongrass thrives in full sun, even in hot Southern locations. Give this herb rich, well-drained soil. Amend planting holes with composted manure to improve fertility and enhance the soil’s ability to hold water. If you’re adding several lemongrass plants to planting beds, space plants 36-48 inches apart. Provide a steady supply of moisture for best growth and don’t let lemongrass roots dry out. Plant lemongrass in a large pot that is at least 12 inches across, or use a 5-gallon bucket. Be sure to use a premium quality potting soil when growing lemongrass. Lemongrass grows tall, and pots can easily tip in windy weather, so place containers in a slightly protected location. In cold regions, overwinter lemongrass indoors by digging up a few stalks, trimming them down to just a few inches tall, and planting them in smaller pots. Place them in a bright, south-facing window. Keep soil barely moist, as plants grow very slowly over winter. Another option is to store a pot of lemongrass, cut down, in a cool, dark place like a basement. Water just a few times over winter to keep roots alive. In spring, bring the pot into a bright spot, and resume normal watering. Shift outdoors when temperatures are above 40°F Due to its tropical nature, lemongrass usually only survives winters in zones 8 and warmer. In other areas, try growing lemongrass as an annual in planting beds or tucked into pots. This citrus-flavored grass overwinters well in a dormant state in a cool, dark spot indoors, or you can grow it as an indoor herb through winter in colder zones.
Light Required: Full sun to partial shade
Watering: Keep moist
Soil: Well drained
Seed Depth: Surface sow, lightly cover with peat moss.
Seeds per Plant: 2-3
Plant Spacing: 36-48 inches
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