Common Name: Lemon Grass, Lemon Tea Bush, West Indian Lemon Grass
Scientific Name: Cymbopogon
Plant Family: Poaceae
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Indirect Sun
Water Demand: Moderate-High
For gardeners looking to get the most bang for their buck, certain edible landscaping plants, such as lemongrass, can fulfill two desires. Fast growing Lemongrass features tall, slender, green leaves that grow in clumps. The leaves are long and arching with sharp edges. Lemon grass is valued not only for its culinary abilities but for its use in aromatherapy and cosmetics.