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Holy Basil Seed

(Ocimum sanctum LAMIACEAE)

Rare basil with a spicy scent of clove, lemon, and cinnamon. Grown outside holy sanctuaries in India. Medicinal: Holy Basil has warming, antiseptic qualities. Used as a febrifuge to lower fevers especially those related to colds and flu, as an antibiotic for skin infections and as an insect repellent.


Foliage:Leaves have a slighly pubescent (hairy surface.
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:18 inches
Diameter:9 inches
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 14 days at 55 F at night and 70F day. Direct sow or transplant after last frost.
Spacing:12 to 16 inches apart
Sun:Full sun

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