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Lemon basil is sweet and citrusy, often used in teas, desserts, smoothies and tropical dishes. It makes a wonderful aromatic bouquet with bright green thin leaves, white flowers and a sweet scent of lemon. It grows like a weed in hot dry summer climates! Basils love the heat and can handle temperatures over 100+ degrees if watered regularly.


To plant, simply sow the seeds 1/4 inch deep in well-drained soil and place in a sunny spot. Keep the soil consistently moist and watch as these beautiful plants begin to sprout within 7-10 days. Once the plants reach about 6 inches tall, you can start harvesting the leaves. To harvest, simply pick the leaves from the plant and use them fresh or dried in a variety of culinary dishes. 


  • Plant Type: Summer Herb
  • Latin Name: Ocimum basilicum 'Lemon'
  • Packed For: 2024
  • Days to Maturity: 74
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Bush
  • Planting Time: Spring
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Hybrid Status: Open-Pollinated
  • Hardy to Zone: Not Hardy
  • Frost Tolerance: Not Frost Tolerant
  • Heat Tolerance: Heat Tolerant 100+
  • Approximate Weight in Grams: 0.16
  • Approximate Seed Count: 250
  • Sun Needs: Full or partial sun
  • Water Needs: Regular watering
  • Planting Instructions: Sow directly, 1/4 inch deep
  • Fullgrown Plant Size: 18 inches tall and wide


Image Credit:

"Ocimum basilicum Sweet Dani 1zz" by Photo by David J. Stang is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.


Lemon Basil Seeds

SKU: 4
  • Because we can not ensure that all plant care directions are followed, all purchases are final. 

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