Pennington Citronella Plant

Insects can make it frustrating to spend time outside with friends and family. Instead of grabbing for chemical sprays or bug zappers, try growing your very own citronella. Citronella is a natural insect repellent and does a great job of repelling insects like mosquitos and flies without killing them. With its lemony-fragrance and captivating foliage texture, citronella is a great addition in pots on porches and patios - even in the landscape. Citronella is easy to take care of and fun to grow. Choose the perfect partially shady spot with a well-draining rich soil. Water consistently when the top 2" of the soil is dry. Citronella can be brought into your home to overwinter. Enjoy growing your very own citronella.

  • Natural insect repellent
  • Easy to grow
  • Safe for pollinators
  • Can be brought in your home to over winter
  • Can be used as a culinary herb
  • Brings a charming look with its unique foliage
  • Partial Shade
  • Water consistently when the top 2" of the soil is dry
  • Plant in a well draining soil
  • Can be used to make citronella oil
  • Lemony-fragrance
  • Upright growth habit
  • Can be planted in pots and landscape applications
  • Pink blooms
  • USDA hardiness zones 9b - 11
  • Fertilize with Pennington Rejuvenate Tomato & Vegetable Plant Food