Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
Purple
Attributes
Easy to Grow
Fragrant
Container
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Prefers consistent soil moisture

Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese'

Genovese Basil

Large, glossy green, slightly wrinkled leaves form a bushy plant. Can be used for cooking, especially in Italian or Thai dishes.

Height:

18-24 Inches

Spacing:

18"

Additional:

This variety makes great pesto.

Bloom Time:

Summer

Bloom Color:

Purple

Ocimum (o-sy'-mum)

Family: Labiatae · Common Name: Basil

Wonderful assortment of green or purple leaved warm weather annuals exude sweet pungent aroma and the flavorful leaves are used in a variety of dishes. Great addition to the vegetable or flower garden and excellent in patio containers.

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