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East Indiana Lemon Grass 'Lemon Grass'
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Zone: 9 to 11Annual
|Blooms late summer to early autumn|
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Cultivar Notes - 'Lemon Grass'
The fibrous leaves of this grass have a strong midrib, sharp edges, and purple bases. Lemon Grass is known for its strong lemon scent and produces an oil which is used for flavoring foods, making teas, and can be used for medicinal purposes. Not only is Lemon Grass useful for its oil, it makes a great specimen plant as well! Native of East India. This tropical perennial grass is grown as an annual and makes a handsome ornamental edible. The fibrous leaves have a strong lemon aroma and are the source of lemongrass oil that is used to flavor candy, ice cream and pastries. Made into a tea, it can help with digestive problems.