Sweet Basil - Ocimum basilicum

This popular fragrant annual herb is excellent used in cooking, especially great in tomato dishes. Great fresh or dried. Grown for its aromatic foliage, remove blooms to prevent going to seed and keeping the foliage tender. Easy to grow in the garden, border or in containers.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
12-24"
Spread: 
12-24"
Special Features: 
Edible
Growth Habits: 
Compact
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 9
Average: 5 (2 votes)

Prefers well drained soil. Plant out in spring after the risk of frost. Feed with an all purpose fertilizer through the growing season. Remove flower buds to promote foliage growth.

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