General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: Plants form neat 6-9 inch umbrella-shaped leafy canopies.
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Culinary Herb
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Days to germinate: 7 to 14 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch deep, 1 inch apart
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Spicy Globe'.

Common names
  • Bush Basil
  • Greek Basil
  • Basil
Also sold as:
  • Spicy Bush
  • Piccole Foglie

Photo Gallery
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2023-02-03
Bush Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Spicy Globe') heirloom, separate to
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: Jul 15, 2011 6:41 PM

Date: 2012-12-01
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2021-08
Seed packet for Spicy Globe, Renee's Garden Seeds
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2014-10-31
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2013-06-01
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2014-03-23
A Basil starter plant that I am trying to grow in a small vertica
Location: Jacksonville, TX
Date: 2014-03-24
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2014-03-03
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  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jun 1, 2013 8:37 AM concerning plant:
    I grow this basil almost every year in my Herb garden . It has a very compact round shape, consistent with its name, ''Spicy Globe.' This plant is also more pungent in smell and taste than the sweet basil, so a smaller amount is needed in cooking . Good for those with limited space for herbs.

    Tidy and tasty
Plant Events from our members
lovesblooms From February 20, 2018 to February 23, 2018 Seeds sown
lovesblooms On January 29, 2015 Seeds sown
winter sown
antsinmypants On June 21, 2023 Seeds sown
Flat #3 Row 11
antsinmypants On May 1, 2021 Plant emerged
antsinmypants On April 27, 2021 Seeds sown
Plug flat two row 6
dnrevel On August 17, 2021 Seeds germinated
Green sprouts appearing.
dnrevel On August 10, 2021 Seeds sown
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