Lemon Basil is a tender annual and is shorter and has smaller leaves than regular Basil. It prefers sunny locations and rich soil. Appreciates afternoon shade in hot, southern climates. Can be grown in containers indoors as well as outside. Flowers attract honey bees and wild bees. Lemon Basil has a lemony, astringent flavor that enhances many foods. Culinary uses: vegetables, seafood, meat, poultry, eggs, rice, tea and cheese.