(Aloysia triphylla ‘Lime’)
A semi deciduous large shrub with attractive white summer flowers and pungent lime scented foliage that makes the most delightful tea.
Lime Verbena partners well with lemon verbena, basil, mint, parsley, ginger and works well with fish, pork and chicken. Blend with mints, scented geranium, fruit sages or lemon balm for healthy and refreshing herbal teas.
Lime Verbena leaves can be added to salads and to marinades and sauces for eggs, pork and fish. A strong cup of citrus flavored tea with a few leaves of Stevia and some fresh peppermint makes a refreshing and calming afternoon tea. Serve chilled for nice summer drink. Finally chop leaves and mix with fresh crushed garlic and melted butter then use as a herb butter for boiled potatoes.
Plant in almost any spot in the garden and does well in poor dry soils and prefers full sun. Cut back hard in late summer if it is getting too large.
Require regular applications of Seasol and Powerfeed. Water during summer months when dry.
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