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To help gardeners understand which plants will grow well for them, the entire USA has been segmented into ‘Plant Hardiness Zones’. Knowing your zone number is helpful when shopping for plants because:

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Lemon Basil Seeds

Lemon Basil Seeds, Ocimum x citriodorum
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Here's the basil that adds lemon scent to the garden and lemony taste to your cooking. Easy to grow.

Zones 1 - 10

Plant Information

Lemon Basil is a favorite for flavoring pea soups, fish dishes, and other recipes when a lemony taste adds extra zest.

When and Where to Plant: Select a sunny location and sow seeds as soon as the ground can be worked. For earlier crop start seeds indoors. Makes an attractive pot plant. Cultivate soil and enrich with vegetable food. Firm soil over seed.
Care: Keep soil moist and clean.
Harvesting: Store in a cool, dry place. Heat and moisture will severely reduce germination.

Associated SKUs
1HERB (Packet: +/- 456 seeds) - Out of stock.
2BASOZ (1 Ounce)
2BASQP (1/4 Pound)
2BASLB (1 Pound)
Common Name Lemon Basil
Botanical Name Ocimum x citriodorum
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Seed Spacing 1 inch
Row Spacing 18 inches
Space After Thinning 6-8 inches
Days to Germination 5-14
Days to Harvest 80
Ways to Grow Containers, Ornamental Edibles, Small Gardens
In the Kitchen Drying
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Seed
Advantages Containers
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes


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from Zone 8 Alabama

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  • Sprouts Very Fast


  • Hard To Spread Out

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    Comments about American Meadows Lemon Basil Seeds:

    The seeds came up in less than a week! I'm starting seeds in an old apple container. This was the first to sprout. My only con is that the seeds were too small to spread out and are very crowded. Delivery was very prompt and packaging was secure. Will definitely order from again.


    Citric Herb


    from Emergration Canyon, UT

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    • Fragrant
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Very good spice


    • Requires Gardening Experience

    Best Uses

    • Cooking
    • Indoor Pots

    Comments about American Meadows Lemon Basil Seeds:

    Kinda hard to grow, but in the end it makes it up! I make a cheese soup that I add some to and it makes it tast great, but also has a kick to it! It keeps away the blood suckers and most bugs but not the snails! I recomend having somekind of snail poison!

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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