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lemon grass

lemon grass / Cymbopogon citratus

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2. Asian Herb GardenLemongrass Botanical name: Cymbopogon citratus USDA zones: 10 to 11Water requirement: Medium moisture; well-drained soilLight requirement: Full sun; tolerates light shadeMature size: 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
Katherine Caviness added this to 4 Good Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitos in Your Yard
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
J. Peterson Garden Design added this to Texas Gardener's June Checklist
Repel mosquitoes. Mosquitoes aren't simply a nuisance; they also carry diseases like West Nile virus for humans and heartworm for dogs. There are many things a gardener can do to minimize the mosquito population, starting with getting rid of any standing water where mosquitoes can breed. Add products like Mosquito Bits and Mosquito Dunks to ponds, birdbaths and around air conditioning drip tubes; these products and others like them contain nontoxic ingredients that keep mosquito larvae from developing into adults. You can also add mosquito-repelling plants like catmint, citronella and lemongrass to your garden, or install a mosquito misting system near your outdoor gathering areas.
Light requirement: Full sun to partial shadeWater requirement: Regular Prime growing season: Spring through fallFavorite: West Indian

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vickielasonde added this to Flowers and Garden
last Thursday
Lemon grass
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last Thursday
Lemon grass + citronella - bug deterent
misslizz62 added this to My Edible Garden
April 11, 2014
Lemongrass. Sun to Part Shade.
Stephen Martinelli added this to Outdoor Ideas
April 2, 2014
LemonGrass (Cymbopogon) to keep insects away
dinghydog added this to Landscape Ideas
March 29, 2014
herb that looks like an ornamental grass
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March 24, 2014
Lemongrass
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March 23, 2014
Lemon grass (Citronella)
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March 9, 2014
lemongrass
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February 23, 2014
Cymbopogon (lemongrass) plant - active ingredient for what is in citronilla candles”
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February 23, 2014
Lemongrass contra mosquito
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February 9, 2014
lemongrass
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January 5, 2014
Lemongrass repells mosquitos
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November 22, 2013
Lemongrass.
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November 13, 2013
Love lemongrass
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October 22, 2013
Citro nela contra los mosquitos
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September 30, 2013
Lemongrass
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September 10, 2013
Lemongrass
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September 9, 2013
Lemongrass
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September 6, 2013
Lemon Grass lemon grass / Cymbopogon citratus
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September 1, 2013
Lemongrass
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August 24, 2013
Lemongrass as ground cover , mosquito repellent
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August 22, 2013
planting lemongrass
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August 22, 2013
Asian herbs
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August 18, 2013
Para el jardín
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August 18, 2013
Plant
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August 18, 2013
lemon grass, edible, needs to be water regularly!
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August 18, 2013
I like this idea, if only I can fine where to but it. See article for type to buy and it's know as Citolla.
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August 18, 2013
Herbs - garden
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August 18, 2013
Lemongrass
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August 18, 2013
Lemon grass in pots
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August 18, 2013
Herb
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August 18, 2013
An idea for the garden
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August 18, 2013
lemongrass to ward off mosquitos
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August 15, 2013
Effect
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August 11, 2013
Citronella plant
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July 21, 2013
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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June 5, 2013
probably need these
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June 5, 2013
Lemon grass facts
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June 2, 2013
Mosquito repellant plants. Lemongrass,
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June 2, 2013
lemongrass for mosquito control
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May 28, 2013
moscos
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May 12, 2013
Lemongrass repels Mosquitos.. also great for adding to floral arrangements
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May 11, 2013
mosquito repellant!!
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April 29, 2013
mosquito repellant
Susan N Scott added this to LANDSCAPING | GARDENING
April 26, 2013
5 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes: Lemongrass, Rosemary, Marigolds, Mint, Catnip (10 times better than deet; you can rub plant right on your skin. Plant where you don't want kitties though) http://www.ahamodernliving.com/blog/garden/five-plants-that-keep-mosquitoes-from-buzzing-in-your-ears/
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April 23, 2013
Lemongrass
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February 18, 2013
Asian Herb Garden Lemongrass Botanical name: Cymbopogon citratus USDA zones: 10 to 11 Water requirement: Medium moisture; well-drained soil Light requirement: Full sun; tolerates light shade Mature size: 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
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February 4, 2013
Plant lemon grass
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January 28, 2013
lemongrass/mosquitos
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January 21, 2013
Rids Mosquitos
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January 20, 2013
Lemongrass. Repels Mosquito
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January 19, 2013
wow
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January 7, 2013
Lemongrass as mosquito repellant
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January 4, 2013
summer planning
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December 16, 2012
Outdoor patio
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December 11, 2012
Mosquito gone
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November 24, 2012
lemon grass in a bucket; deer and mosquito repellant
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November 10, 2012
lemongrass is citronella - who knew
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November 8, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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October 31, 2012
mosquitoes plant
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October 25, 2012
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October 20, 2012
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October 14, 2012
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October 6, 2012
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October 3, 2012
mosquito repelling plants
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October 3, 2012
Go AWAY Mosquitos!!
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October 3, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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October 3, 2012
Helps to keep mosquitos at bay.
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October 3, 2012
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October 2, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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September 30, 2012
Lemongrass to get rid of mosquitos
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September 30, 2012
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September 30, 2012
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September 29, 2012
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September 27, 2012
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September 26, 2012
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ascia added this to outdoors
September 26, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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September 26, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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September 26, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space. Or Citronella Candle Barrel from Crate & Barrel - $12.95
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September 26, 2012
mosquito repellent plant-
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September 25, 2012
Splendid alternative to other solutions !
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September 25, 2012
Lemongrass, cymbopogon
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September 25, 2012
lemon grass plant for mosquitoes
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September 24, 2012
planta citronela espanta mosquitos
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September 24, 2012
Lemongrass as a mosquito repellant; citronella candes uss cymbopogon as active ingredient.
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September 24, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space
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September 24, 2012
lemon grass is a natural mosquito deterrent.
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September 24, 2012
plant lemongrass to keep bugs away
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September 24, 2012
MOZI GO
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September 23, 2012
lemongrass as mosquitoe repelling plant
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September 23, 2012
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September 23, 2012
Lemon grass mosquito prevention.
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September 23, 2012
plant lemongrass which is main ingredient in centornella candles
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September 23, 2012
planting cymbopogon (lemon grass) in the garden can help reduce mosquitos
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September 23, 2012
citronella plant may give insect repelling bvenefits but the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes so it needs to be released by crushing
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September 23, 2012
Lemongrass is mosquito repellant
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September 23, 2012
Great plant to use! Cymbopogon (lemongrass) plant - active ingredient for what is in citronilla candles
patclark added this to patclark's Favorites
September 23, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
tigger949 added this to tigger949's ideas
September 23, 2012
of course
amayoga added this to i fiori bianchi
September 23, 2012
citronella è la pianta? o anche altre?
Nilong Vyas added this to Front yard
September 23, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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September 23, 2012
Plant citronella
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September 23, 2012
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September 23, 2012
Mosquito Repellant - Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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September 23, 2012
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September 23, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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September 23, 2012
lemon grass repel mosquitoes
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September 23, 2012
repels mosquitos
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September 23, 2012
Get rid of mosquitos
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September 23, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient to repel mosquitos. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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September 23, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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September 23, 2012
Plant lemongrass
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September 23, 2012
Citronella candles use Cymbopogon (lemongrass) as the active ingredient. Plant it in your garden and you may get some of its insect-repelling benefits. But the oil in the plant is what repels the mosquitoes, so it needs to be released by either crushing, drying or infusing the plant into an oil or alcohol base and applying it to your skin, clothing or outdoor space.
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September 23, 2012
lemongrass teen muskiete
henrita added this to henrita's ideas
September 22, 2012
Also go round all over your back yard, and front make sure there are no empty containers, etheir fill up with a plant, get rid of it. When I was in zimbabwe I use to pour some parafinn down my out side drains, also making sure that the drains were clear of leaves etc
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September 22, 2012
lemon grass repels mesquitos
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August 25, 2012
2. Asian Herb Garden Lemongrass Botanical name: Cymbopogon citratus USDA zones: 10 to 11 Water requirement: Medium moisture; well-drained soil Light requirement: Full sun; tolerates light shade Mature size: 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
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August 19, 2012
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August 16, 2012
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August 10, 2012
Lemongrasss
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August 6, 2012
Lemon grass
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August 5, 2012
lemongrass= natural mosquito repellant as well
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August 5, 2012
Zacate de limón (citronella)
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August 5, 2012
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August 5, 2012
Lemongrass Botanical name: Cymbopogon citratus USDA zones: 10 to 11 Water requirement: Medium moisture; well-drained soil Light requirement: Full sun; tolerates light shade Mature size: 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
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August 5, 2012
2. Asian Herb Garden Lemongrass Botanical name: Cymbopogon citratus USDA zones: 10 to 11 Water requirement: Medium moisture; well-drained soil Light requirement: Full sun; tolerates light shade Mature size: 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
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August 5, 2012
Asian Herb Garden Lemongrass Botanical name: Cymbopogon citratus USDA zones: 10 to 11 Water requirement: Medium moisture; well-drained soil Light requirement: Full sun; tolerates light shade Mature size: 2 to 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide
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August 5, 2012
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