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PlantFiles: Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Cuban'

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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: Cuban

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals
Herbs

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 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
Aromatic

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

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral mystic On Jan 12, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a columnar basil, with small heart shaped leaves with a cinnamon and cloves scent.Has white blooms.

Regional...

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

Southgate, Florida



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