> Lemon Verbena Herb
Information on, uses of and how to grow lemon verbena:
The plant originated from South America.
How to grow
You need to either buy a plant or take stem cuttings.
Soil can be poor and dry but needs a sheltered warm
place and will need protecting during the cold weather.
The shrub can grow to 5 feet in height and has long narrow leaves
which are highly scented smelling of lemon. It will bloom in late summer the
flowers being tiny and white or lilac in colour.
Lemon Verbena can be used in fruit dishes, jellies, punches, added to
baked custard or home made ice cream. The leaves dry very well and can be used
to make a mildly sedative tea. the leaves can also be put among linen and in
pot-pourri. make an infusion of the leaves and add to your bath. An infusion is
also said to be good for cleaning the teeth.
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where can I buy a lemon verbena plant? I live by Fayetteville, AR.
as far as i know thwere are three ways of extracting the oil from herbs. One is to steep the herb in alcohol (vodka is good)and you get a sort of perfume. another is to steep the herb in oil. finally and most difficult the oil can be distilled. this involves heating the herb and then condensing the steam and collecting the oil.
Can someone please share the process with me for extracting oil or making the essence from the lemon verbena plant. Thank you.
Lemon Verbena - Where can I purchase a cutting or better yet, a small plant? I live near Huntington Beach, California, ten miles from the coast. It should grow well in my yard.
I'm familiar with Lemon Verbena, mostly using as tea since I'm from Chile.
I'd appreciate any information you can give me and thank you for helping me find the plant.
Have a great day.
i would love to purchase a lemon verbena plant.