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Succeeds in a sunny position in a fertile well-drained soil. The plant is sometimes cultivated for its essential oil. The plant is very fragrant, with both the leaves and the flowers emitting a most refreshing scent of lemons. The flowers remain fragrant and fresh for several weeks. It is a useful plant for filling gaps in the summer border.
Seed - sow early spring in situ. Pinch back the shoot tips in May in order to encourage bushy growth.
E. Europe to E. Asia.
Dry hills, stony riverbanks and valleys at elevations from 200 - 2,700 metres in western China.
The plant contains an essential oil, this is a possible source of citral.
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