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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

Basil Ocimum basilicum 'Red Rubin'

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.

This selection is prized for its dark red, leafy stems and pretty pink blooms. The flowers attract bees to the garden.

Height:

24-30 in

Color:

Non-Flowering

Spread:

18 in

 

Culinary herb for gardens and containers. Leaves may be used fresh or dried in culinary dishes.

 

Characteristics & Attributes for Basil Ocimum basilicum 'Red Rubin'

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