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Basil - Mrs Burns Lemon Basil

Usually available: August to March

Life cycle: Annual
Height: 40cm
Position: Full sun
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Mrs Burns Lemon Basil Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum var. citriodura 'Mrs. Burns'

Lemon basil (Mrs Burns) has an intense lemon aroma and a flavour that is stronger than regular lemon basil. This heirloom variety is ideal for dishes where both a lemon and basil flavour is required. Lemon basil makes a refreshing pesto and is excellent for herbal vinegars, salad dressings, salads, fish and many other dishes. It has been reported that Mrs Burns, lemon basil, is considered to be an idol among basils, by chefs and gardeners alike.

Mrs Burns lemon basil is a hybrid cultivar developed from lime and sweet basil, in 1941, by Mrs Burns in South Western, New Mexico. This annual variety of basil is more robust, faster growing and taller than other basils. It can reach a height of 60 cm and has larger leaves than other basils. The pink flowers appear in summer and the plant has a delightful fragrance in the garden, where it prefers full sun.

All basils have many essential oils in their leaves. However, the distinctive flavour in some basil is due to each basil plant having a slightly different composition of essential oils. Lemon and lime basil receive their citrus scent from the higher percentage of citral and limonene present in the leaves.

Each basil variety has distinctive features, however, the general properties and growing conditions are very similar and details can be found in our Basil entry.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

17 August 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.