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Genovese Basil Ocimum basilicum

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 10
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 24 Inches
Proven Selections
Genovese Basil Ocimum basilicum
Sun 18 - 24

Features

Harvest sprays of leaves by cutting stems just above two new sprouting lateral branches to get lush regrowth.

Fragrant Foliage
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 14 Inches
Spread: 
10 - 14 Inches
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

adding lavishly to rice dishes, poultry, fish, potatoes and vegetables, dressings or marinades.

Maintenance Notes: 

Easy Care.

  • Very easy to grow. Chopped and added to margarine make grilled bread taste great. Great chopped and added to enough fresh tomaotes, slivered onions and peppers quicly sauteed in olive oil and poured over before serving.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Judy
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Used last year for different dishes and loved it fresh when ever I needed.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Delia
    Indiana
    United States
    4 years ago
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