There are many different species in this genus, with some common varieties being: Lemon, Lemon-Rose, Lime, Orange, & Rose. Varieties behave in a very similar manner as far as growth & use.
A very large robust plant filled with spicy fragrance. Plant several along a pathway and brush against them often!
To height of 3’
Perennial in zones 8-11
Culinary, Fragrant Ornamental, Insect Repellant
Leaves can be candied or sugared and used as a decoration, or added to desserts, salads, and baking. Cut some sprigs to add a clean fragrance to spring and summer bouquets. Often used to scent icing sugar in baking- tear leaves in half and add to the sugar the day before. Remove the leaves before using sugar to make the icing. Excellent repellent plant for mosquitos & other insects.
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