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Ocimum basilicum (Sweet Basil)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 32627



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Ocimum
Species: Ocimum basilicum
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Annual
  • Fragrant
  • Herb
  • Medicinal
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Height (Maximum) edit
  • 2 to 5 feet (60 cm to 1 1/2 m)
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Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Light
  • Green - Medium
  • Purple
Leaf Shape edit
  • Opposite
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Container/Patio
  • Indoor
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
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Bloom Colour edit
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Butterflies (nectar source)
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hummingbirds
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Slug / Snail Resistant
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  • Seed
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Contributors For This Plant
Frank (2697)
Netty (13558)
  purpleinopp (8118)
toni (36069)
  riragirl (27)
petunia (333)
KatyBug (135)
Mrs. Galeassi (25)


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KatyBug (135) wrote on May 28 2009
Rating for this plant:
Grows really well here, in Florida. I pinch off the tops and it has grow into a huge, wide bush!

Also, a great way to preserve it, is to snip it up and scoop a teaspoonful into each section of an icecube tray. Top tray off with water

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Mrs. Galeassi (25) wrote on May 09 2012
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Grows fast, we already harvested and froze some and its already full again.

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Other names for this plant:
Ocimum americanum



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