Ocimum basilicum /Sweet Basil

Ocimum basilicum  / Ocimum basilicum
Foliage of this herb used in many prepared foods
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Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Common Name: Sweet Basil
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Sweet basil is a fast growing, tender annual that is easy to grow in moist, well drained soil and where it is exposed to full sunlight. There are several cultivars, most of which are green. The one here is maroon and very ornamental. This herb, either fresh or dried, is used in food preparation as well as an ornamental in the landscape.