Basil 'Spicy Bush'

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Basil 'Spicy Bush'

This unique basil has the most pleasing growth form of all the basis, and it has smooth basil flavor without harsh overtones.

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(Ocimum basilicum minimum LAMIACEAE)

Very aromatic miniature (8 to 12") bush basil. This basil has a lot to offer. It is one the prettiest basils with small shiny leaves (3/4" long) on highly-branched, short stems with very compact growth. The plants have a beautiful mound shape. Excellent for flower boxes, herb gardens, rock gardens, and accents in flower gardens. Highly recommended both as an ornamental and culinary basil. Excellent for salads, and good for pesto. Has a smooth basil flavor with no harsh overtones.

Details:

Other Names:Greek Basil
Foliage:Small leaves on pleasing growth form resembling a mound
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Diameter:6o to 8 inches
Heirloom:no
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 7 to 14 days at 70 F. Direct sow or transplant after last frost.
Spacing:10 to 12 inches
Sun:Full sun

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.


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