Lemongrass is a tropical, evergreen perennial grass that is widely grown in the tropics, subtropics, and milder temperate climatic zones. Growing it in your yard may come as a surprise, but it’s possible—even in a cool temperate area, as long as you move it indoors or give it some sort of protection during the winter.
Lemongrass is an important ingredient in many Asian dishes, and as you’ll see as you read on, it’s also useful in a variety of other ways. Here are a few reasons why you should plant lemongrass:
Its pleasant aroma is another reason to cultivate lemongrass, regardless of whether you can grow it in the ground or only in pots, under cover, or inside. The citrusy aroma of lemongrass can be enjoyed by placing some of it near a seating area. The fragrance has the potential to be calming and pleasant, making it a welcome addition to any home or outdoor space.