Lemongrass grows in dense clumps in tropical or subtropical climates. Therefore if I leave this out in the garden, the freezing Idaho winter will kill it for sure. It is not a perennial in zone 6.
I had to dig up the whole plant in order to separate it, but I was able to divide it into five pots. I plan to put these in the greenhouse once the weather changes. I was able to save a number of stalks with roots to start new plants. I certainly have more than I need and will share with friends and family.
Lemongrass has long been used as a flavoring in Asian style cooking and also has many health benefits. When added to recipes, the citrus-like flavor of the lemongrass herb powder or dried leaf adds a unique element to the meal. Though lemongrass is more widely known for its use as tea, it may be added to curries, beef, fish, poultry, seafood and soups.