Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:sweet basil Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:LamiaceaeHabit: Upright, Spreading
Plant Type: Annual, Greenhouse produce plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: South Asia / India Hardiness Zone:Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Distinctive smell, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Verticillaster, (Floriferous), White, Violet, Pink, Aug- Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Dried flower or fruit, Fragrance, Hanging basket, Herb, Small garden/space, Attract beneficial insects
Key ID Features:Stems leggy, purple; leaves smooth and bright green or purple, opposite, ovate with serrate margins which tend to curve downwards, highly scented.