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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 'Sweet Large Leaf'


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.


18-24 in




12-15 in

Hardiness Zone:


The large, tasty leaves of this variety are very popular for flavoring Italian cuisine. Snip fresh leaves and use them to flavor tomato dishes, breads, caprese salad and of course, pesto. This Basil is nice when planted in a pot by itself or when mixed with other herbs or annuals in the landscape. Grow it in a sunny windowsill to perfume your home and provide easy access to the flavorful leaves. Try adding a few leaves to sandwiches or using them as a wrap for freshly cut tomatoes. Yum!

Characteristics & Attributes for Basil Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Large Leaf'

Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Bedding Plant