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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
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Prefers to be under-potted


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Posted by scvirginia (Charleston, SC - Zone 8b) on Feb 15, 2020 11:22 AM

Holy basil is one of the most pleasantly fragrant plants I've ever encountered. I grew mine from seed I got from Hudson Valley Seed Co., and it's surprisingly hardy here in 8b/9a. I still have plants blooming outside in February despite temperatures dipping down into the 30's several times this winter.

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