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Basil Interesting Notes:

- Basil is native to Iran, India and tropical regions of Asia where it has been cultivated for over 5,000 years.

- Basil comes from the Greek word basileus or 'king' because it is believed to have grown on the spot where St. Constantine and Helen discovered the Holy Cross.

- Research has shown that basil is toxic to mosquitoes and has antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties.

-from Wikipedia

Plant Size
4" Herb

Basil Ocimum basilicum citriodorum 'Lemon Sweet Dani'

Basil


Basil Grower Tips:

Basil plants can not tolerate frost and may be damaged by cold temperatures.

Once a basil stem produces flowers, it stops foliage production. Keep plants pinched to encourage growth and prevent from flowering.

Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Excellent for adding flavor to soups, sauces, fish and meat dishes. Use leaves fresh, or dry and keep in an airtight container. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.

Height:

15-24 in

Color:

Non-Flowering

Spread:

12-15 in

Hardiness Zone:

9-11

 
This great lemon basil is valued as both a culinary herb and ornamental annual! The leaves of 'Sweet Dani' possess an intense lemon taste and fragrance, producing up to 75% more essential oils than other lemon basils. Use the leaves to add a lemony taste to fish dishes, teas, vinegars and salads. Try adding fresh-cut springs to the dinner plate as a garnish. 'Sweet Dani' is lovely when mingled throughout annual beds or planted along walkways where the scent can be appreciated. This variety is also nice for planting in containers on patios or decks. Winner of the All-America Selections award in 1998.
 

Characteristics & Attributes for Basil Ocimum basilicum citriodorum 'Lemon Sweet Dani'

Exposure
Full Sun
Attributes
Culinary
Fragrant
Great Foliage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Uses
Containers
Bedding Plant