Mrs Burns’ Lemon Basil

Ocimum basilicum


Growing Zones 4-10
  • Height: 18-24″
  • Width: 12-24″
  • Spacing:  12-24″
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Late Summer
  • Location: Full Sun
  • Water:  Average





Mrs Burns’ Lemon Basil is a legendary heirloom, nothing short of an idol among fine chefs and gardeners alike. This heirloom was discovered in New Mexico, and it is absolutely the best lemon basil available anywhere, with larger leaves and a much more intense, citrusy, mouth-puckering flavour.

Mulch your basil plants to retain moisture after the soil has warmed. Pinch plantsfrequently to encourage bushy growth, and pinch off flower heads regularly so plants put their energy into foliage production. Grow a few basil plants in containers so you can bring them indoors before fall frost. Use like Sweet Basil, cooked or fresh; popular in Italian and Asian cuisines.