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Lemon basils are bushy plants that ovate. It has bright leaves which are colored green and has jagged edges that can grow up to two inches in length. There are white flowers that grow along the spikes of the plant and they should be taken out because they take more nutrients of the plant
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Description for Lemon Basil

Ocimum americanum, known as American basil or "hoary basil", is an annual herb with white or lavender flowers.
It is used for medicinal purposes. Despite the misleading name, it is native to Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Southeast Asia.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Ocimum americanum Magenta June to frost 1.50 to 2.00 feet Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • The deep planting encourages the developing stem to send out roots to help stabilize the plant and perhaps eliminate the need for staking.
  • Also, deep planting keeps lily bulbs cool when temperatures soar. Enrich the soil with leaf mold or well-rotted organic matter to encourage good drainage.
  • Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
    Full sun Well-drained soil Medium 30 to 50 Apply any organic fertilizer

    Caring for Lemon Basil

    • In active growth, water freely especially if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.Keep lilies mulched so that their roots are cool. The mulch should feel moist but not wet.
    • Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering. Keep moist in winter.

    Typical uses of Lemon Basil

    Special features: As a seasoning herb in many vegetable and meat dishes, or as a key ingredient of pesto and other condiments.

    Culinary use: For the fullest flavor, add fresh basil to dishes within the last 5 or 10 minutes of cooking time. Use fresh basil in tomato dishes, soups, salads, sauces, and pasta. Its flavor blends well with parsley, rosemary, oregano, thyme, and sage.

    Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally keep indoor in living room and in terrace area.

    References

      http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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