Herb, Lettuce Leaf Basil

Ocimum basilicum
$1.80 to $7.25
SKU: 0273
  • Annual plants
  • Plants grow to 18-24 inches tall
  • Green leaves are 3-4 inches and crumpled like lettuce
  • Sturdy and large plants

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(O. basilicum) (aka Large Leaved Italian) Classic basil described in Vilmorin’s The Vegetable Garden (1885). Named for large crumpled and fluted lettuce-like leaves that are 3-4" long. Sturdy 18-24" plants. Annual.

Learn to Grow it

Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep

Germination: 5-30 Days

Thin: 4-6" Apart

Light: Full Sun



Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.