CAS Number: 8024-12-2 ; 85116-63-8
FEMA Number: -
EINECS Number: 285-515-0
Paras Code: PEO1098
One of the most delightful of scented plants, Lemon Verbena has a strong citrus aroma that is at its most powerful in the early evening, a native of the South America, it thrives best in hot climates, where it will grow up to 1.5 m tall and almost as wide. It is therefore a good choice as a back-of- the-bed plant in sunny borders.
The plant was brought to Europe by the Spaniards and was used as source of fragrant oil for perfume.
The woody stems are tough, angular and have many branches, giving the plant which grows to a height of 1.5 m. Its bushy, spreading characteristics. The long pointing-oval and pale green leaves are about 10 cm long and 12 mm wide. The flowers, which grow in clusters along the stem, are pale purple and bloom in late summer.
Fresh, lemony, sweet, green odour.
Pale yellow to greenish colored liquid.