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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 'Thai (Siam Queen)'

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 flavoring a variety of dishes. Use leaves fresh, or dry and keep in an airtight container. Wash fruits, vegetables and herbs thoroughly before eating.

Height:

24-30 in

Color:

Purple

Spread:

12-18 in

Hardiness Zone:

9-11

 
'Siam Queen' is a popular variety of Thai Basil that flowers later in the season, allowing for a longer harvest season of the tender, licorice-flavored leaves. This highly aromatic selection is really nice for using as both a culinary herb and as annual accent plant in mixed borders and combination containers. Leaves are commonly used to flavor a wide variety of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Winner of the All-America Selections award in 1997.
 

Characteristics & Attributes for Basil Ocimum basilicum 'Thai (Siam Queen)'

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