Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum
Other names: Sweet basil, Lemon basil, Common basil, Greek royal, Kiss-me-Nicholas, Greek basil, Sweet green basil
Species: O. basilicum - O. basilicum is an aromatic herb with bright green, delicate leaves and spikes of small, tubular white or pink-tinged flowers in late summer.
Ocimum basilicum is: Deciduous
Flower: Insignificant or absent, Pink, White in Summer
Foliage: Bright-green in Summer
Fragrance: The foliage has aromatic leaves
Habit: Clump-forming, Erect
Specific diseases: Powdery mildew
Pruning: Pinch out flower heads as they appear to ensure continued leaf growth. If left to flower, cut back after flowering.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Ocimum basilicum (Sweet basil) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.
Suggested uses: Add to salads, City, Containers, Drying, Flavouring food and drinks, Foliage only
Cultivation: Plant as an annual in light, well-drained, fertile soil in a sheltered position in full sun. Ideally grown in a container or pot . Water freely in summer.
Soil type: Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, West
Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)
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