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Ocimum basilicum 'Spicy Saber'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ocimum (OSS-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: basilicum (bass-IL-ee-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Spicy Saber
Registered or introduced: 2006

Category:
Annuals
Herbs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Aromatic

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral DrDoolotz On Jun 29, 2006, DrDoolotz from Oxford, NS (Zone 5b) wrote:

ruffled, serrated, strongly scented leaves. Compact plants, nicely branched, are highly ornamental. Remains productive late into the season. I am growing from seed this year and will comment later in the season on taste. It is said to have a spicy flavor.

Regional...

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

Thomasville, Georgia
Urbandale, Iowa



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