Easily grown in humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils and highly adaptable. Harvest stalks late summer to fall. Use caution with sharp leave edges. Often root-hardy to zone 8b. Container plants may be overwintered indoors in a sunny location. Spreading clumps may be divided in early spring.
- Light Needs: Partial to Full Sun
- Watering Needs: Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
Highly popular in Thai and other southeast Asian cuisines, this beautiful grass also adds beauty to the garden, forming a clump of graceful, arching leaves within one season. Foliage emits an lemony fragrance. The bulbous portion of the stem is used in cooking. Well-known as an insect repellent (citronella).