Aloysia triphylla
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Aloysia triphylla

lemon beebrush
lemon verbena

  family verbenaceae 
  genus aloysia 

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Genus  Aloysia Species  triphylla Variety  Cultivar  Common names  lemon beebrush   lemon verbena Family  VERBENACEAE Specimen number  S11386 Data source  HtZn p73;Frgnt p175
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Herb Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' - 8' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Average Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 08a-11 AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-06 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Aloysia triphylla has leaves that are mildly fruity. Lemon verbena (also known as lemon beebrush) can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 10� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. This species grows well in average soils. Full sun is ideal for this plant. It usually does best in well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  lemon-lime leaf fragrance. lemon scented Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Fruity Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Propagation of Aloysia triphylla can be achieved using a cutting.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Flowers: Aloysia triphylla has loose clusters of tiny flowers. Typically the blossoms are either lilac or white.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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