Ocimum basilicum

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  • Common Name: Sweet Basil
  • Plant Story:

    An extremely popular seasoning in vegetable or meat dishes! Used for centuries, Basil grows as hugh as two feet with purple or white leaves and white flowers all summer long. Leaves can be dried for later use. Extremely frost sensitive.

  • Type: Annual Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Planting Zone: 2-11
  • Height: 1.5-2 ft
  • Spread: 1.5-2 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Herb gardens, perennial borders
  • Leaf: Shiny green leaves
  • Edible: YES
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:Japanese Beetles
  • Form: Clump-forming
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Remove beetles by hand. Sow seeds in early spring. Leaves can be dried for later use.


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