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Ocimum basilicum 'Magic Michael'

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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: Magic Michael
Additional cultivar information: (aka Magical Michael)

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals
Herbs

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

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral berrygirl On Mar 7, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

An AAS award winner.

Positive mystic On Jan 9, 2003, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a new basil introduced last year, really a nice plant to have in a border.It has a more uniform shape than most basils.Has really pretty purple blooms.You can use this basil like any other basil in pestos, salads etc.I think this will replace my sweet basil for next year.

Regional...

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

Berwick, Maine
Clinton, Mississippi



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