Lemongrass (aka Melissa Grass, Sweet Rush)
Origin: India and Sri Lanka
Plant: Spring, summer and autumn
Harvest: The more it is cut for use, the thicker it will grow.
Propagation: is by the division of the bulbous base with roots.
Lemongrass is a perennial clumping grass to 100cm. It is enjoyed as a herbal tea and the base stem is used in Asian cooking.
Set out plants in rows as part of a weed-barrier. Use leaves as a’chop n drop’ mulch. Plants have a thick matting root system so can be used for erosion control.