Organic Basil (Lemon, Sweet Dani) Seeds

Organic Basil (Lemon, Sweet Dani) Seeds


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Lemon and Basil are such a great flavour combination.  Now you can have the best of both with Lemon Basil.  So easy to grow from seed, Sweet Dani Lemon Basil has a fragrant lemon scent with the familiar aniseed taste. 

Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each Lemon Basil seed packet contains approximately 100 handpicked seeds - you won't need any more for a small garden.

About Lemon Basil (Hoary Basil)

Basil is an annual herb from the mint family.  It has gorgeous aromatic leaves and a fragrant flavour. Lemon Basil has light green, narrow oval leaves and a white flower.  While it is slightly larger than Sweet Genovese (growing up to 76cm in height, and 36cm wide), this herb is ideal for growing in a pot.  Lemon Basil is especially popular in North Africa, where it is grown for its culinary uses. 

This herb fits almost any garden style, but looks especially at home in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern courtyards and Cottage gardens. 

Uses for Sweet Dani Lemon Basil (Hoary Basil)

This Lemon Basil variety is perfect for Indian and North African recipes.  Infuse syrups, add it to shortbread, or incorporate it into jams, ice cream and adventurous desserts!  Lemon Basil can be a substitute for Sweet Genovese Basil and pairs well with fish and chicken.  

Growing Conditions- Sweet Dani Lemon Basil (Hoary Basil) 


Lemon Basil is one of the easiest to grow of the Basil family.    

Take care to plant it in a warm sheltered spot that has rich, free draining soil.  Basil is a sun-lover, but just like us, its leaves can get sunburnt from too much of a good thing. Water regularly at the roots in hot weather, as this herb loves moist soil. 

Once your plant comes away, pinch out the tips of your plant and pick the leaves regularly to encourage it to bush out. 

Tomatoes, Chillies, Aubergine and Beans are good companion plants for Lemon Basil.

What type of climate does Sweet Dani Lemon Basil prefer?

Basil is a summer plant that flourishes is warm weather.  It can be grown in most parts of New Zealand over summer.  This plant isn't frost hardy, so wait until after the last winter frost has passed before planting.  

Growing Instructions- Sweet Dani Lemon Basil Seeds 

  • Direct sow or transplant: Late spring - late summer
  • Spacing: 15 cm apart
  • Sowing depth: 6mm (barely cover with soil)
  • Germination: 5 - 10 days
  • Keep soil moist but not soggy
  • Harvest: 60 - 70 days from transplant/direct sowing  

    We offer a replacement guarantee

    To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

    What will postage cost?

    Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

    Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

    If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

    If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

    How often do you dispatch?

    To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

    How do you package your products?

    We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


    Where do you deliver to? 

    We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

    South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

    While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

    We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

    Do you deliver to post office boxes?

    Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.