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Ocimum africanum (Lemon Basil)

30 (40)cm, Lemon Basil is an old stabilized hybrid between Ocimum basilicum and Ocimum americanum which comes true from seed. Thus it is sometimes referred to as a proper species, namely Ocimum africanum. For its Ocimum americanum parentage it is a short lived perennial, however, usually it is culitvated as a fast growing annual similar to its second parent, Ocimum basilicum. What is mostly offered as Ocimum americanum in the trade is indeed this hybrid, true Ocimum americanum has pubescent leaves and is not in general cultivation. Ocimum × africanum has large, glossy, strongly lemon to lemon-camphor scented leaves and dense racemes with white to more rarely pale lavender flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny and protected spot. Preculture in pots under glass in mid spring at a minimum of some 20°C in full sun. Alternatively sow directly to the ground after the last freezing nights from the end of spring to early summer.
20 seeds per package.

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