Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) in the Basils Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Ocimum tenuiflorum Accepted
Ocimum sanctum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Fragrant
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Prefers to be under-potted

Tiny flowers

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lovesblooms On February 24, 2018 Seeds sown
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lovesblooms On January 28, 2017 Seeds sown
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