Cymbopogon ambiguus – Native Lemon Grass


A great grassy plant for landscaping and for the home garden, Australian lemon grass is very easy care and hardy. It grows to around 2 metres high and wide, with whispy seed heads. It is drought and frost tolerant. Once established, cutting back the foliage will encourage fresh new growth.
The leaves have a strong lemon scent when crushed, and can be used to make tea and for inhalation. Research has shown that the tea is good for relieving headaches, migraine and inflammation, and aborigines also used it for chest infections and skin sores.
Propagate by division or by seed.

Family : Poaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Width : 2
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Tea, Fragrant oils, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Cymbopogon ambiguus
Common Name : Lemon Grass
Height : 2
Flower Color : Brown
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Other insects, Lizards