A tender perennial aromatic grass, best grown undercover and ideally kept in a humid environment. Lemongrass is used widely in Caribbean, Indian and Far East Asian cuisine and is one of the most popular herbs amongst culinary enthusiasts.
- Can be used to complement various meals
- Can be used to create healthy and tasty teas
- Has antioxidant properties
- Contains various vitamins
Despite being a tender herb that can’t be grown outside in the UK during winter, lemongrass (Cymbopogon) has remained one of the most popular herbs amongst British culinary enthusiasts. From stir fry’s to salads, spice rubs and curry pastes, lemongrass has earned itself quite the reputation for providing a fantastic finishing touch. A central element of tom yum soup and Thai carrot soup, there are many established recipes to follow when chefs aren’t overtaken by the creative impulse. Sauces can also be tastefully infused with lemongrass. White wine sauce, for example, will always benefit from a little extra zing when complemented by the herb. It’s also worth noting that its antioxidant properties and assortment of vitamins make it a particularly healthy ingredient to cook with.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Tender
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any / Alkaline
- Flower colour: Green in hot climates
- Flowering period: July - August in hot climates
Besides serving as an incredible addition to a variety of meals, lemongrass also forms a great base for drinks, specifically, lemongrass tea and cocktails. When it comes to tea, dried lemongrass can be steeped or boiled to create a soothing and sweet drink perfect for any time of day. Similarly, lemongrass can be combined with ginger, mint and gin to create the famous Soho cocktail. Of course, it can be creatively applied to other mixed drinks to create a sweet infusion.If you have any questions please feel free to email.
Any Other Questions
Please feel free to email with ay questions you have about using and growing this aromatic herb.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.