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Ocimum basilicum

Ocimum basilicum - Sweet Basil

More About Ocimum basilicum

  • Erect, bushy, annual herb
  • Small, white blooms
  • Narrowly oval to elliptic leaves
  • Bright green, semi-glossy foliage
  • Highly aromatic
  • Both leaves and oils are used as flavouring agents
  • Bloom Time: June to frost

Interesting Notes:

Leaves are used as flavouring culinary dishes. 

Height:

50-60 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

White
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Sweet Basil Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun. Pinching out the flowers will encourage a bushy habit and continued leave growth. Most basil are tender annuals, which are easy to grow, but very susceptible to frost damage. Do not plant outside until the threat of frost has passed in late spring. 


Ocimum basilicum Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Edible
Edible
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Herbal garden