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Genovese Basil Ocimum basilicum

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
2' 14"
Height
18" - 2'
Spread
10" - 14"
  • Details

    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

    Plant Type: 
    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.

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • 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.

      Judy
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
    • Used last year for different dishes and loved it fresh when ever I needed.

      Delia
      , Indiana
      , United States
      , 10 years ago
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