Lemon Grass Plant

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The fragrant Lemon Grass plant (Cymbopogon citratus) has been grown for centuries in Southeast Asia. There it is used to enrich and perfume soups, stir-fries, rice and other culinary dishes. Sure, you can sometimes buy it in your local specialty grocery store - if they have it this week. But like most edibles, store-bought can't hold a candle to homegrown!

An unusual addition to herb and kitchen gardens, Lemon Grass is also an ideal landscaping grass in growing zones 9 through 11 where it can remain a tender perennial. Growing around 2 feet tall, add softness and fine texture to landscape beds, containers or even patio and balcony gardens in the sun.

Harvest the fresh leaves to flavor fish, sauces, and even for tea. Traditional seasonings and herbs for Thai and Vietnamese dishes! Even the stalks can be used like bay leaves. Whether you are a cook or not, this is a great addition to any modern garden - big or small. If you need a quick filler, Lemon Grass is a sure bet!

Planting and Application:

Not only is Lemon Grass a great addition to your kitchen garden, but it is a fantastic ornamental plant for your beds, borders and containers. Great bright green filler and fine texture for patio pots and planters, but also soft elements and fragrance around seating areas.

Lemon Grass is perennial in tropical zones and an annual everywhere else. Don't let that deter you from getting it, though. It grows quickly and will add instant beauty wherever you put it. It does fine in the ground all summer. Just dig it up, pot it and bring it indoors to vacation by a bright sunny window for the winter.

  • Fast Growing Ornamental
  • Scented Leaves
  • Fantastic Green Foliage
  • Culinary Uses
  • Houseplant, Containers & Planters

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Lemon Grass needs full sun and very well-drained soil. Loving moderate fertility, it needs less moisture and fertilizer during the winter months if you bring it indoors as a houseplant.

  • Full Sun
  • Very Good Drainage - Indoors & Out
  • Low Moisture Once Established
  • Not Winter Hardy

So, save yourself money and time. Grow your own Lemon Grass at home and spice up your cooking this year! Order your dual-purpose landscape ornamentals today from NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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From To S&H
0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Lemon Grass Plant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cymbopogon citratus
Mature Height 20 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fragrant Yes