Lemon Basil Overview
Lemon Basil is similar to Sweet Basil in its cultivation and growth habit. It has an added lemon flavour and aroma in the leaves. It is grown for use in Eastern cooking. Also known by the names American Basil or Hoary Basil, this herbaceous plant is an annual from the Lamiaceae family, originating from across the Tropical and Subtropical Old World. Easy to grow, maintain and can be grown in a container indoors. Lemon Basil can also be grown as an ornamental, it produces pretty, small white-purple flowers.