For those that love to grow edibles but also have a formal look to your garden, here's a new basil that with fulfill your culinary and classical design needs. 'Boxwood Basil' looks like a miniature boxwood plant with its tight leaf and branch structure and upright shape. However, it is a basil. The leaves can be used for salads, pesto, and cooking. 'Boxwood Basil' makes an excellent edging plant or container variety for a formal appearance on your patio or in the garden. The 12- to 16-inch-tall plant has small, aromatic leaves and, like all basil, grows best in full sun on fertile, well drained soil. It tolerates heat well. It can also be shaped into a topiary. Imagine a basil scented animal topiary in your garden.
For more on this unique basil variety, go to: Burpee Seeds.
Article published on May 5, 2009.