Pre-order is now open, so you can order your plants ready for a spring delivery! Free delivery on all orders over £30
Latin Name Aloysia citrodora
Type: Deciduous perennial shrub
Soil Type: Well drained soil
Where should I plant this variety? Full sun
How tall does it grow? Approx 2.5m
How much space does it need? Approx 2.5m
When does it flower? Pale pink flowers during late summer.
Top care tips: Not fully hardy. Roots will require frost protection or plant moved to warmer location.
This is seriously one of our favourite herbs, guys. We often say that we are so lucky to have a product that looks and tastes phenomenal, but the smell has a recharging quality to it. You can almost feel the sweet zingy energy coming from this plant. This plant is awesome.
Lemon Verbena is a perennial herb that will benefit from some winter protection in the UK, as it doesn’t enjoy frosts. It is important to make sure that Lemon Verbena’s roots are not sitting in damp soil during the winter, and positioning your plant in a sunny, free draining position will yield the best productivity. And this is what growing herbs is all about. Not just allowing your herbs to survive but also thrive, so that you can enjoy SO much beautiful flavour.
Regular pruning is also important to prevent the plant from becoming leggy. But that will not be an issue - you will be keen to harvest the delicious leaves.
What can you use this herb for? Well it makes a fantastic herbal tea for one. Lemon Verbena leaves produce a sweet and deep lemony flavour that just feels so soothing to us. Chefs that we work with have demonstrated that the leaves of Lemon Verbena can be used to season meat or even added to fish dishes. We also recommend planting it somewhere that you will brush by it often. While writing this paragraph I have decided that the planter we have outside our front door will be planted with Lemon Verbena next spring. Something delicious and fragrant to greet me every morning and welcome me home each night.
If you haven't already….. this is another herb that you NEED to grow.
From January to March, customers are able to pre-order herbs for delivery later in spring, to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. We begin dispatch of pre-orders from late March, once all items in your order are available for dispatch in one delivery, as some varieties will be available a little later in the year than others. You will receive notification when this dispatch takes place along with tracking information but if you would like an estimated delivery date after placing your pre-order, please do not hesitate to contact us.
From late March to autumn, herbs will be available for immediate dispatch subject to their availability. We dispatch our fresh potted herbs Monday-Wednesday each week to avoid postal delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all fresh herb orders in less than seven days, i.e. an order placed Thursday-Sunday would likely be dispatched the following Monday. Orders placed Monday-Tuesday, we would aim to dispatch by the Wednesday of that week.
If you have a specific dispatch date that you would like us to aim towards, please do not hesitate to let us know. We can't guarantee a particular date but will strive to do our best for you.
All orders are dispatched via a next day courier, ensuring that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is a 48-hour delivery service. (From 2021 onwards we are unable to ship to Northern Ireland.)
Please note that we do not offer a collection service. Our site is not suitable to receive visitors and this is a rule that we have to apply universally out of respect to our neighbours and family.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control, problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.