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PlantFiles: Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Aroma 2'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ocimum (OSS-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: basilicum (bass-IL-ee-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Aroma 2

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
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Grown for foliage

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Spookycharles On Oct 17, 2008, Spookycharles from Langley, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Fusarium wilt resistant cultivator. This variety is a hybrid and is best propagated by stem cuttings rather than seeds to ensure that the propagated plants retain the same qualities as the mother plant.

Neutral dmj1218 On May 3, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A new Genovese type basil which is fusarium resistant. Slightly shorter than regular Genovese and with smaller leaves. Height 20-24".


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Buffalo, New York

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