Thai Basil (Ocimum thyrsiflora 'Siam Queen') in the Basils Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Culinary Herb
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon


The January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle:  The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual SeedsThe January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle: The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual Seeds
January 14, 2013

For this month's raffle, in honor of Veggies and Annuals week, Chelle has shocked and thrilled us by putting forward the largest collection of seeds I've ever imagined.

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Posted by mom2goldens (Carmel, IN - Zone 5a) on Sep 29, 2011 6:29 PM

This is a wonderully fragrant basil; it's flavor is a little spicier than sweet basil, but makes a lovely addition to many asian-inspired dishes. This plant likes to flower, but the flowers are such a beautiful color, I'm often tempted not to pinch them back. This plant can get fairly large, so give it a little room in your garden or container.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 21, 2018 9:58 AM

This basil is more like a shrub because of the woody stems it makes as the plant matures. I've had one that became 3 feet tall and wide with woody branching by fall. I start plants from seeds every spring because its leaves are the most spicy of all I grow. Also because it's so decorative in a pot or the garden with its shiny smooth leaves and colorful flower heads.

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aspenhill On May 19, 2012 Obtained plant
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p1mkw On March 30, 2011 Plant emerged
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