|Bushy plant with ovate, glossy, bright green leaves often with a toothed edge to 2" long. White flowers grown on spikes should be removed as they take too much energy away from the plant. Used for cooking, espcecially Italian and Thai dishes. Seeds may be sown in early spring or transplants set out after last frost. . Full sun and regular waterings a must for full, healthy crop. 'Citriodorum' is a lemon basil with small pointed lemon-scented leaves and white flowers. Even the seeds have a citrus scent.