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Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Spicy Saber'

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

Regional

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

Thomasville, Georgia

Urbandale, Iowa

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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.