Basil
Ocimum basilicum 'Magic Michael'

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)

Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Berwick, Maine

Clinton, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:

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0
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RatingContent
Neutral

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

An AAS award winner.

Positive

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.