West Indian Lemongrass


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West Indian Lemongrass is an incredible tropical plant with the fresh fragrance of lemons! Perfect for landscaping or container gardening. Use as a festive centerpiece or for garden walkways and borders - all while keeping mosquitoes and flies at bay! This versatile plant once originated in Southern Asia and today has global and widespread culinary and medicinal use. Once grown, the maroon-hued stems and leaves can be used as aromatics to flavor broths, curries, and marinades. Cut the leaves to make calming tea or extract the oils for soaps and other therapeutic properties.

Also Known As: Lemon Grass, Cymbopogon, Barbed Wire Grass, Silky Heads, Oily Heads, Cochin Grass, Malabar Grass, Citronella Grass, Fever Grass

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Plant Name:
Lemongrass, West Indian
Latin Name:
Cymbopogon citratus
Bloom Diameter: 2-3 feet
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Days to Germinate: 10-28
Days to Bloom: 100
Germination Rate: 80%
Test Date: 4/24
Growth Habit: Upright
USDA Zones: 3-12
Lifespan: Annual, Perennial 10-12
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
Fungicide-Treated Seeds:*: No
Seeds Packed For**: 2025

*Fungicide-treated seeds protect the seedlings from diseases until they are up and growing. Do not eat treated seeds.
**Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

Planting Instructions:

Plant 1/4 inch deep in soil after danger of frost has passed in Spring and soil temperature is at least 70F, or start indoors in small containers and transplant when 6 inches tall and outside low temperatures are consistently over 45F. Harvest leaves as soon as plants grow 12" or taller. For stems in culinary use, cut stalks close to the ground when at least 1/4" thick.

Within Row: 2-3 feet
Between Row: 2-3 feet