Lemon Verbena is reminiscent of lemon candy, sweet with
strong lemon flavor and no sourness. In Zone 8, it looses its
leaves each winter and exposes its open airy construction. It is normal
for some of the stems to die each winter. New growth sprouts from the
ground and pushes from existing wood.
The small cream colored Lemon Verbena flowers cover the tops of the
stems in early autumn. If early winter is mild, the flowers turn a light
In warmer zones, Lemon Verbena remains evergreen.
In late spring and early summer fresh leaves make a very refreshing iced
tea. Leaves can also be dried and stored for winter use to enjoy this luscious lemon flavor