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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 x citriodorum 'Lesbos' 'Greek Columnar'

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

 

This delightful Basil has an upright, columnar habit that allows more plants to be packed into smaller spaces. The plant typically does not flower, which means its flavor-packed leaves are produced over a longer season. Use the leaves to flavor a variety of culinary dishes or herb oils and vinegars. Greek Columnar Basil is great for growing in pots on decks and patios, or for mixing throughout beds and herb gardens.

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Basil Ocimum basilicum x citriodorum 'Lesbos' 'Greek Columnar'

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