Sweet Basil Ocimum basilicum

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Botanical Name:

Ocimum basilicum

Family:

Lamiaceae

Genus:

Ocimum

Species:

basilicum

Common Name:

Sweet Basil

Height:
1-3 feet

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  • Ocimum basilicum

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Ocimum basilicum , or Sweet Basil, is a culinary herb of major importance. Most culinary and ornamental basils are cultivars of the species Ocimum basilicum , but other species are also grown and there are many hybrids between species. more...
* Sweet basil has been used for thousands of years as a culinary and medicinal herb. It acts principally on the digestive and nervous systems, easing flatulence, stomach cramps, colic and indigestion. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov