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Ocimum basilicum 'americanum'/Lime Basil

Ocimum basilicum  'americanum' / Ocimum basilicum  'americanum'
Planting of Lime basil
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Planting of Lime basil

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Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum 'americanum'
Common Name: Lime Basil
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: Leaves are strongly lime scented, otherwise difficult to distinguish from regular sweet basil. Useful with fish, as salad dressings, in oils, and in vinegars. Makes a good container plant that can be protected inside during winter. It has been reported to be short lived by some growers.