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JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

July 31, 2008
5:40 AM

Post #5347291

I just love this Basil-

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Moonglow
Corte Madera, CA

August 1, 2008
5:54 AM

Post #5352170

That is one gorgeous basil.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2008
1:21 PM

Post #5371235

Beautiful! I've got a variegated one in a pot, but I don't think I've managed to find its "happy place"... it's barely larger than when I planted it. Oh well, maybe I'll be able to overwinter it under the lights! LOL

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JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

August 5, 2008
4:12 PM

Post #5372050

I found the variegated one does not grow nearly as fast as the regular- in my experience all variegated plants are that way- less chlorphyll=less vigor. Too bad since I love white leaves!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

August 5, 2008
4:34 PM

Post #5372145

Oh, good -- an excuse other than the way my plants have been neglected lately! :-)

You're right that variegated plants are often less vigorous in their growth, although I've got some sort of variegated creeping marjoram-like thing (must find/check that tag, LOL) that has taken over its half of the window box and is now badgering the creeping thyme on the other side for more space!
DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

August 5, 2008
4:36 PM

Post #5372157

My variegated pineapple mint at the moment is more vigorous than my green-leaved chocolate mint, but I agree that in general variegated is less vigorous. That is definitely true of my variegated sage.
Claire

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