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Basil 'Compact'


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Basil plants are one of the most popular herbs to grow and also one of the easiest. Sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a member of the mint family. It is closely identified with Italian cooking, although it is originally from India. The flowers are insignificant but very popular with bees. Grow it in a sunny windowsill to perfume your home and have quick-and-easy access to the flavorful leaves.  Try planting this variety in a pot by itself or mixing it with other herbs or annuals in the landscape. 

When should I plant?

Check out our hardiness zone map below to determine your growing zone.

Additional features: Edible, Annual, and Perennial

Size: Mature size can reach up to 2'ft tall

Light: Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)

Hardiness: Perennial in zone 10-11. Annual in zones 3-9

Water & Soil: New plantings should be watered daily for a couple of weeks. After that, depending on the weather and soil type, watering may be adjusted to every two or three days. Clay soils hold moisture longer than sandy soils, so expect to water more frequently in sandy settings.

Native to Africa & Southeast Asia

Do Not Plant If Temperatures Dip Below 50 Degrees at Night

Harvest herbs in the morning, when the plant oils are at their peak. Prepare herb cuttings for use by gently washing and drying the foliage. If planning to preserve the herbs, check foliage for insects or eggs as well. Herbs can be dried or frozen for future use. The general rule for use in cooking is: use twice as much fresh or frozen herb as compared to dried herb.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 4 - 11

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