Lemon Grass Seeds - Cymbopogon Flexuosus Ornamental Grass Seeds

Lemon Grass Seeds

Grass Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 8 - 10

Height: 36 - 60 inches

Width: 24 - 36 inches

Foliage Color: Blue-green

Soil Requirement: Well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.8

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus

Planting Directions

Temperature: 70 - 75F

Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, cover lightly with peat moss

Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 36 - 48 inches

Care & Maintenance: Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) - Grow Lemon Grass seeds for an essential herb used in Asian cuisine. The leaves and stems of Lemon Grass can be used fresh or dried to impart a distinct lemon flavor. Lemongrass herb adds exquisite flavor to soup, curries, and sauces, as well as fish and chicken dishes. It is also great for keeping the mosquitoes away!

Lemongrass Tea

Lemon Grass has lots of culinary benefits and also makes a wonderful ingredient for hot teas. Made into a tea, it can help with digestive problems.

lemon grass plant

Ornamental seed | lemon grass

How to grow

How To Grow Lemon Grass From Seed: The Lemon Grass ornamental thrives in moist soil and full sun, growing 36 - 60 inches tall. Grow in containers so that the plant can be moved indoors during winter. It is a tropical perennial grown as an annual in most parts of the United States. It is not tolerant of frost and any heavy frost will kill it.

Sowing Lemon Grass herb seeds indoors is recommended for optimum germination rates. Sow the ornamental grass seeds on the surface of the soil and press gently into the soil. Cover Lemongrass seeds lightly with peat moss. Transplant outdoors after plant has reached a height of 6 inches.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts honeybees, repels mosquitos
  • Depth: Press seed onto soil surface, cover lightly with peat moss
ornamental lemon grass seeds

Grass Specifications

This clump-forming perennial easily is grown from herb seeds, and it resembles an ornamental grass with its aromatic cane-like stems arising from a central base. The lemon-scented, linear, strap leaves reach 3 feet long, falling over at the tip. The fibrous leaves have a very strong lemon aroma and are the source of Lemon Grass oil that is used to flavor candy, ice cream and pastries.

  • Height: 36 - 60 inches
  • USDA Zones: 8 - 10
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes