This is my first time growing lemon verbena and it definitely won't be the last. I am in love with how it smells. It reminds me of Juicy Fruit gum. It's almost overwhelmingly citrusy. I love it!
Lemon verbena is an annual but you can pot it up and bring inside over the winter. It is a tall, skinny plant, so place it where it's not going to get overwhelmed by any herbal bullies such as the borage I talked about previously.
LV makes a great tea when combined with mint. It can be used in any recipe that you would use lemons in and would make a nice replacement for lemon zest. As a dried herb it excels because it keeps its flavour and scent for years. It is highly prized as a potpourri ingredient for this reason.
I think the next time I make ice cream I'm going to flavour it with this intoxicating herb.
Have you ever grown lemon verbena? Have you cooked with it?