Herbs Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass, East Indian (Cleaned Seed)
Lemon Grass Seed

Product ID: 4074

Aromatic grass from India.

Our seeds have been carefully cleaned to remove the chaff (seed coat material), resulting in a higher germination rate. A delicious addition to soups, curries, teas, and any other dish calling for lemon grass. Essential oil distilled from this variety contains large amounts of citral and geraniol and can be used for flavorings, perfumes, and insect repellent. 6-12 stalks per plant, depending on growing climate. Avg. 74,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.


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SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow seed on soil surface and press into soil or cover lightly, as light aids germination. Moisten lightly and cover with a dome lid or other cover to conserve moisture. If available, use bottom heat to enhance germination. Keep soil temperature at around 68°F (20°C) until germination, or 68°F (20°C) at night and 86°F (30°C) during the day. Do not overwater. Transplant clumps into larger cells and grow in a warm place until after the last chance of frost has passed. When the minimum soil temperature is 45°F (7°C), transplant 3-4" tall seedlings in clumps or as individual plants outdoors. Space 8-12" apart in rows that are 18" apart. Keep moist and well weeded. Lemon grass does not tolerate frost. Rarely flowers as an annual. Can be dug and divided in the fall to pot up for overwintering indoors; or, start new plants each spring.


Average or moist soil.


PLANT SPACING: 8-12" apart in rows that are 18" apart.


HARVEST: Harvest leaf stalks from the outside of the clump to use in cooking or for tea. Begin picking anytime after clumps are well established and growing vigorously. Use fresh or dry. To dry, place in a warm, well-ventilated location out of direct sunlight.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cymbopogon flexuosus

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Cymbopogon flexuosus

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

75 - 85 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

Tender Perennial

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.

Grows Well in Containers