Wild Basil
Clinopodium vulgare

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clinopodium (klin-oh-POH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: vulgare (vul-GAIR-ee) (Info)
Synonym:Calamintha vulgaris
Synonym:Clinopodium vulgare var. neogaea
Synonym:Satureja vulgaris
Synonym:Satureja vulgaris var. diminuta
Synonym:Satureja vulgaris var. neogaea

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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 seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Oakland, Maryland

Erie, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Houghton, Michigan

Saint Helen, Michigan

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Deposit, New York

Greensboro, North Carolina

Bucyrus, Ohio

Millersburg, Pennsylvania

Leesburg, Virginia

Gerrardstown, West Virginia

Great Cacapon, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

Leaves are used in fresh salads or dried to flavor rice, fish, vegetable and egg dishes. Drought tolerant.

Neutral

On Jun 3, 2006, hello85 from Erie, MI (Zone 6a) wrote:

Grows in many parts of Michigan, and is hardy there. Hardy to, at least, zone 5a.