Lemon grass, is an attractive clumping grass that has a slight arching habit and light-green color. The lemon scented foliage is effective as a mosquito repellant. If applying to skin, test a small area before applying to entire surface; in case of a possible allegeric reaction. Some applications include landscaping around sitting areas to create a mask scent to deter bugs and it can be grown in pots. Not hardy in most of the United States but can be over-wintered in a sunny window.
Mature Plant Size: 2' - 3' Tall, 24" Spread
Bloom Time: no
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.5
Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11
Containers Size: 3" plug
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