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Lemon Grass Seed 'East Indian'

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Image of Lemon Grass
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Cymbopogon citratus

Delightfully lemon scented and adds a pleasing taste when added to dishes.

  • Frost hardy.
  • Requires a propagator to germinate.

Supplied as a packet of approximately 180 seeds.

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Also known as Barbed Wire Grass, Silky heads, Citronella Grass, Cha de Dartigalongue, Fever Grass, Tanglad, Hierba Luisa or Gavati Chaha.  Please be careful with the leaves as you could cut your fingers if you 'stroke' it!

Lemon grass is often used in Thai and Asian cooking and is an excellent complimentary herb to fish as it has a subtle citrus flavour.

  • Perennial.
  • Reaches 6 feet (1.8 metres) tall.
  • Greenish flowers with reddish tinge that appear in nodding clusters in Summer.
  • Prefers moist soil.
  • Prefers full sun.
  • Sow late January to March onto seed compost. DO NOT COVER.
  • Germinate at 70 - 75°F (20 - 25°C), keep seeds moist and they should germinate in 10 - 14 days.
  • When large enough to handle, transplant into 3" (7cm) pot.
  • Plant out late Spring 12" (30 cm) apart.
  • Protect from frost and cold damp conditions.
  • Culinary Uses.
  • Can be infused for tea.
  • Often used in soups and curries.
  • Medicinal Uses.
  • Can be used as a relaxant in baths.
  • Has anti fungal properties.
  • The oil, in ancient India it was used as a preservative.
  • Other Uses.
  • Sometimes added to soaps and perfumes.

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As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.