Lemon Basil 'Mrs. Burns'

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Lemon Basil 'Mrs. Burns'

The finest quality lemon basil, and the fastest growing and hardiest basil. Heirloom from New Mexico.

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(Ocimum basilicum citriodora LAMIACEAE)

An heirloom (pre-1940) basil from southwestern New Mexico grown by Mrs. Burns whose son Barney was one of the founding members of Native Seeds/SEARCH. This distinctive, pink-flowered lemon basil is taller with larger, light green leaves, and an intense lemon flavor and aroma. This is the tallest, fastest-growing and most vigorous variety from our basil selection. Reaches a height of 24" before flowering. Intense lemony flavor and delightful fragrance.


Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:24 inches
Diameter:12 inches
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 7 to 14 days. Direct sow or transplant after last frost.
Spacing:12 to 18 inches
Sun:Full sun

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.

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