Robust lemon flavor characterizes Mrs. Burns, an heirloom basil named after an organic gardener in Carlsbad, New Mexico and introduced in 1939. It has the strongest lemon scent and flavor of all the lemon basils, and also has undertones of cinnamon and mint, hints of spice and a strong floral note. Use this basil for tea, salad, soup and vinegar. It also complements fish and chicken nicely and is wonderful in desserts and baked goods. You can expect the plant to reach a couple feet in height and its white flowers are tinged with pink. Pinch the flowers back hard in order to keep the leaves coming and to avoid bitterness.