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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 basilicum 'Aristotle'

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:

24-36 in

Color:

Non-Flowering

Spread:

9-12 in

Hardiness Zone:

9-11

 
A compact grower that forms a tight, rounded mound of densely packed leaves. The aromatic leaves are small, but they are loaded with incredible Basil flavor! Try sprinkling some leaves into salads or using as a homemade pizza topping. This is the perfect choice for growing in patio containers or small-space gardens.
 

Characteristics & Attributes for Basil Ocimum basilicum 'Aristotle'

Exposure
Full Sun
Attributes
Fragrant
Culinary
Habit
Mounding
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Uses
Containers
Bedding Plant
Hanging Basket