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Basil Interesting Notes:

- Basil is native to Iran, India and tropical regions of Asia where it has been cultivated for over 5,000 years.

- Basil comes from the Greek word basileus or 'king' because it is believed to have grown on the spot where St. Constantine and Helen discovered the Holy Cross.

- Research has shown that basil is toxic to mosquitoes and has antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties.

-from Wikipedia

Plant Size
4" Herb

Basil Ocimum kilimandscharicum x basilicum 'Dark Opal 'African Blue'

Basil


Basil Grower Tips:

Basil plants can not tolerate frost and may be damaged by cold temperatures.

Once a basil stem produces flowers, it stops foliage production. Keep plants pinched to encourage growth and prevent from flowering.

Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Excellent for adding flavor to soups, sauces, fish and meat dishes. Use leaves fresh, or dry and keep in an airtight container. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.

Height:

12-15 in

Color:

Purple

Spread:

10-15 in

Hardiness Zone:

9-11

 

An attractive annual herb with very fragrant, dark purple leaves. Pink flowers appear in late summer, complementing the rich hue of the foliage. Both the leaves and flowers make a delightful garnish on the dinner plate.

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Basil Ocimum kilimandscharicum x basilicum 'Dark Opal 'African Blue'

Exposure
Full Sun
Attributes
Cut Flower/Foliage
Fragrant
Great Foliage
Culinary
Habit
Upright
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Tray Size
25 - Preforma Strip (26 Plants)
Uses
Bedding Plant
Containers
Herb Garden
Vigor
Vigorous