- Annual plants
- Plants grow to 12-18 inches tall
- Green leaves, purple stalks and blossoms
- Spicy, anise scent and flavor
(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.