Australian Lemon Grass, Scent Grass
Cymbopogon ambiguus

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cymbopogon (sim-buh-POH-gon) (Info)
Species: ambiguus (am-big-yoo-us) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Aromatic

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Brooksville, Florida

Fort White, Florida

Indialantic, Florida

Pukalani, Hawaii

Marrero, Louisiana

Monroe, Louisiana

Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Brownsville, Texas

Layton, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 14, 2009, Ginger_Lily_75 from Indialantic, FL wrote:

YUM! Fresh cut sprigs steeped with sliced ginger make a very aromatic & soothing tea! Grows great like the weed it is...