Lemon Gardens: Grow These Lemon-Scented Herbs

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<strong>Annuals</strong>
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<p>1. Lemon basil (<em>Ocimum basilicum</em> ‘Citriodorum’)<br />
2. Lemon cucumber (<em>Cucumis melo</em>, Chito Group)<br />
Lemon dragonhead (<em>Dracocephalum moldavica</em>)<br />
3. Lemon mint (or bergamot) (<em>Monarda citriodora</em>)</p>
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<strong>Hardy Perennials</strong>
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<p>4. Creeping lemon thyme (<em>T. praecox cv.</em>)<br />
5. Golden lemon thyme (<em>Thymus citriodorus</em> ‘Aureus’)<br />
6. Lemon balm (<em>Melissa officinalis</em>)<br />
7. Lemon catnip (<em>Nepeta cataria</em> ‘Citriodora’)<br />
8. Lemon daylily (<em>Hemerocallis lilio-asphodelus</em>)<br />
9. Lemon Frost thyme (<em>Thymus</em> ‘Lemon Frost’)<br />
10. Lemon lily (<em>Lilium parryi</em>)<br />
11. Lemon mint (<em>Mentha x piperita</em> ‘Citrata’)<br />
12. Lemon thyme (<em>Thymus x citriodorus</em>)<br />
Lemon vine (<em>Pereskia aculeata</em>)<br />
13. Lemon-scented (<em>Thymus herba-barona</em> ‘Lemon’)<br />
Lemonade berry (<em>Rhus integrifolia</em>)<br />
14. Orange Balsam thyme (<em>Thymus vulgaris</em> ‘Orange Balsam’)<br />
15. Tangerine southernwood (<em>Artemisia abrotanum cv.)</em>
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16. Wild lemon (or mayapple) (<em>Podophyllum peltatum</em>)<br />
Wild water lemon (<em>Passiflora foetida</em>)</p>
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<strong>*Tender Perennials</strong>
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<p>Crimson bottlebrush (<em>Callistemon citrinus</em>)<br />
17. Giant lemon (<em>Citrus limon</em> ‘Ponderosa’)<br />
Lemon savory (<em>Satureja biflora</em>)<br />
18. Lemon verbena (<em>Aloysia triphylla</em>)<br />
Lemon-scented boronia (<em>Boronia citriodora</em>)<br />
19. Lemon-scented geraniums (<em>Palargonium crispum</em>)<br />
20. Lemon-scented geraniums (<em>P.</em> ‘Frensham’)<br />
21. Lemon-scented geraniums (<em>P.</em> ‘Lady Mary’)<br />
22. Lemon-scented geraniums (<em>P.</em> ‘Mabel Grey’)<br />
23. Lemon-scented geraniums (<em>P.</em> ‘Prince Rupert’)<br />
24. Lemon-scented gum (<em>Eucalyptus citriodora</em>)<br />
Lemon-scented ironbark (<em>E. staigeriana</em>)<br />
Lemon-scented myrtle (<em>Backhousia citriodora</em>)<br />
25. Lemongrass (<em>Cymbopogon citratus</em>)<br />
Lemonwood (<em>Pittosporum eugenioides</em>)<br />
Lime geranium (<em>Pelargonium x nervosum</em>)<br />
Orange geranium (<em>P. x citrosum</em>)<br />
Silvery lemon everlasting (<em>Helichrysum foetidum</em>)</p>
<p>*These grow in large clay pots sunk to the rim in the garden and mulched. Before the onset of cold weather, I lift them and place them in a west-facing bay window or winter them over in an unheated garage under fluorescent lights.</p>
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<em>The lemon garden on which this article is based is only a small part of the extraordinary garden that author Geri Laufer tends in Atlanta, Georgia.</em>
<p>Click here for the main article, <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/gardening/a-lemon-garden.aspx”>
<strong>Garden Design: How to Create a Lemon Garden</strong>
</a>.</p>

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