- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun
Sow seeds in early spring. Grows best in full sun in moderately rich and well-drained soil kept well watered. Space large-leafed cultivars (such as 'Thai Magic') 1 1/2' apart and mulch to retain moisture. Pinch out centers to encourage bushy growth. As frost approaches, root cuttings in water and pot for winter use.
Size and growth:
- No data available
Bloom / flowers:
Showy flowers, Fragrant flowers, Herb, Annual, and Red
As a seasoning herb in many vegetable and meat dishes, or as a key ingredient of pesto and other condiments.
Basil may be skeletonized by Japanese beetles. To control, remove beetles by hand.