Basil, Lemon 'Mrs. Burns'

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Description

Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil is an heirloom cultivar of Sweet Basil, which when compared to Lemon Basil (a different species of Basil), in Mrs. Burns lemon basil the lemon flavor is more intense, the leaves are larger, and the plant itself is more robust. It has the strongest lemon scent and flavor of all the lemon basils, and also has undertones of cinnamon and mint and hints of spice along with a strong floral note. Slow-bolting, but the flowers should be pinched to prevent the leaves from becoming bitter. Mrs. Burns lemon basil can be repeatedly harvested by taking a few leaves at a time and should be harvested periodically to encourage regrowth.

Plant Details

Plants

Latin Name:
Ocimum basilicum var. citriodora 'Mrs. Burns'
Plant Type:
Annual Herb
Care :
Grows best in fertile, moist but well drained soil. Do not over water, especially when young.
Light Requirements:
  • Full Sun
Habit:
Upright, bushy habit.
Plant Height:
18-36 inches
Plant Width:
12-24 inches
Foliage:
Bright green leaves.
Bloom:
White flowers bloom through the summer.
Zone:
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Special Features:
  • Edible
  • Fragrant
  • Container Use
  • Cut/Dried Flower