Thai Basil

Ocimum basilicum | SKU: 0829
$3.25 to $14.50
  • Annual plants
  • Plants grow to 12-18 inches tall
  • Green leaves, purple stalks and blossoms
  • Spicy, anise scent and flavor
$3.25 to $14.50

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(O. basilicum) Spicy anise-clove scent and flavor. Most commonly used in Thai or Vietnamese cooking. Attractive plants are 12-18" tall with medium green leaves and purple stems and blossoms. Good for container gardening. Annual.

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.