100 seeds ~ Perennial in Zones 8-10 Annual in Zones 3-7 ~ Full Sun
a.k.a. cochin grass or Malabar grass - A great ornamental grass that grows quickly making it a great addition to a garden bed, herb garden or a great container plant in cooler climates, . We grow ours in containers for a great patio display so we can bring indoors in the winter as they are a tropical plant and cannot handle frost. Plants can easily grow 3 to 5 feet high even in containers.
Known for its lemon scent, lemongrass is a great natural insect repellent, especially mosquitos. The grass is often used in flavoring teas and used in scented soaps and essential oils.
Lemongrass is used often in Asian cooking, although the West Indian lemongrass is the more preferred of the two grasses because of its stronger flavor.