Citronella Seed


The Mina Citronella is a citrus yellow flower with long stems that is a rare variety of Mina Lobata and is used for keeping mosquitos away! This variety starts out with dark yellow buds that transforms to a citrus yellow, and ending with creamy white tips. This variety’s blossoms are held upright on long stems making a nice contrast against its dark green foliage. This easy to grow spectacular vine grows to 15 feet in full sun. Mina’s climbing vine is super in baskets and will bloom in 10 weeks from seed.


Learning Download: How to Grow Citronella

Citronella, also known as Mosquito Plant, is used to grow along a border or to add different heights and textures in the garden. By crushing one of the plant’s leaves and rubbing it against the skin, it produces a wonderful scent that also keeps mosquitoes away.

Before Planting: Plant Citronella in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. A good rule of thumb is to plant Citronella at about the same time you plant tomatoes outside.

Planting: Citronella can be planted in the garden or in patio containers.

Watering: When watering, be sure to water around the base of the plant to prevent water damage to the foliage.

Fertilizer: Feed the plant regularly with an all-purpose fertilizer.

Days to Maturity: Citronella will bloom all summer long. Note that the leaves will only ward off mosquitoes when crushed.

Harvesting: Citronella makes an excellent addition to a cut-flower bouquet as it might aid in holding the other flowers in the bouquet in place better.

Tips: Citronella likes full sun, and if it doesn’t receive enough light it will become lanky. Cut it back and move to a better area with full sun next year so that it will grow back in a better shape.

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  1. Melanie Hatfield


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    Will this plant tolerate partial shade? It would have morning shade, but 6-8 hours of afternoon sunlight.

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    • ashton otte

      Urban Farmer

      Hi Melanie! These plants prefer at least six hours of sunlight every day, but can also tolerate partial shade.

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