Not very much, it is a tropical/subtropical plant.. A frost will burn all
the leaves off, with luck it will re-shoot from the roots in spring. Heavy
mulching will help it survive frost. I have no experience of snow or
freezing conditions but my guess is that it would probably die.
I grow lemon grass in the Sacramento Valley here in Calif. It dies
back in the winter, if it is to cold, but comes back in the spring.
Usually the biggest problem is not from freezing but rot incouraged by
wet foggy weather. Sometimes we get a lot of tule fog here.
I buy it at the local asian market. When I get home, I place it in a
container with water in it and let it set on the window sill. After a
coulple of weeks it will send out roots. I then transplant it in any
location I chose. It likes water and warmth. It is Nov. here and it
is still going strong. Come Jan. it well be a differnt story. I use
it as a marinate in my BBQ pork or beef dishes.
I hope this info helps.
I buy lemon grass at the loacal asian market.
On Sun, 13 Nov 2005 13:40:27 -0500, Mike Blake-Knox
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