How, and Why, to Grow Lemon Verbena

Want a new way to add freshness to your summer? Try lemon verbena — the season’s most versatile and healthy aromatic

There is no flavor more associated with summer than the refreshing taste of fresh-squeezed lemonade. Tart and sweet with an invigorating brightness, it’s a staple of the backyard cookout and a drink that is frequently enjoyed as the temperature starts to rise.

If you can’t tolerate citrus or if you’re simply looking to add more plants to your diet, there’s a way to incorporate the essence of lemon without the acidity — an herb called lemon verbena.

Lemon Verbena: An Herb That’s Easy to Love

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