Queen Siam Basil: This is a “best-of-the-best” form of basil that has a a licorice flavor when cooking - try adding it to curry recipes. Be sure to harvest regularly and remove flowers to keep leaf production going.
Lemon Basil: Very flavorful and fragrant, thanks to 75% more total essential oils than standard lemon basils. Especially tasty in dressings and marinades.
Opal Basil: Dark reddish/purple stems and leaves. Excellent as a garnish, in salads, or for adding color to basil vinegars. Very uniform, all purple Italian strain. Annual.
Italian (Leaf) Basil: Large Leaf basil is considered the best for true Neapolitan recipes, especially pesto. This plant is a warrior in the garden, where it repels pests. Italian basil, plants grow to a small mound for a continuous harvest. Does well in pots and deck boxes.
Hardiness Degree: 45°F (7.2°C)
Blooming Season: Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit: Upright, Mounded
Characteristics: Colorful/Attractive Foliage, Heat Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Scented Foliage
Fertilize: Every two weeks
Spacing: 18 - 26" (46 - 66cm)
Height: 22 - 24" (56 - 61cm)
Width: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)