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14/02/2014 at 16:31

In my old garden I had a lemon verbena that grew to a reasonable sized shrub and smelled heavenly.  I'd love to have one in my new garden, but have never seen plants on sale anywhere. (My original came from a stall at a fete, in a recycled yoghurt pot!).  Any suggestions as to where I could find one?

14/02/2014 at 16:42

They often turn up in the herb section at our local GC.

if this search copy works there are a lot of suppliers there, otherwise google lemon verbena suppliers

14/02/2014 at 17:06

Thanks - yes there seem to be a few online suppliers, tho I usually prefer to see the plant I'm buying before I buy it! 

Is your local GC an independent or one of the big chains?

14/02/2014 at 17:07

Sarah Raven's selling Lemon Verbena.

I love it too but not hardy enough in my part of the world!

14/02/2014 at 19:11

The national herb centre, perhill plants, but there should be lots of nurseries stocking lIppia citriodora, lemon verbena.  I grow a couple of plamts in pots near where people walk a d brush against.  Another equally strong scent comes from salvia elegans, the pineapple sage.  This is a wonderful plant for a pot or garden.  Rich pineapple scent when touched.  Grow both plants by your front door

Cuttings of lemon verbena are very easy too and make a sizeable plants in their first season

Grow into large shrubs here 

14/02/2014 at 19:38

Lucky Verdun, they take so long to start into growth here that it's too late before they get round to flowering. 

14/02/2014 at 20:40

For me it's the young foliage that makes this plant not the flowers ......a nice young plant or three in a container for the summer for a nice lemon fizz

14/02/2014 at 22:48

I'm in Kent and my original plant had survived for a number of years, but I never managed to get cuttings to take!  Definitely one to grow for the scented foliage rather than the flowers - I used to have it next to the garden bench where I could sit and relax and crush a few leaves from time to time to release the scent ....  aaaahhhh roll on summer!!

15/02/2014 at 00:35

Hiya dee wizz

I would try a few in mid spring using perlite and mpc.....3 to 1......and inside a polythene bag.  Also in September with heel cuttings.

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