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Ocimum basilicum 'Osmin'

Ocimum basilicum 'Osmin'
The flowerstalk is as strongly scented as the foliage

Common name basil
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle tender perennial
Flowers purplish blue (summer)
Size 18"
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
From seed germinate at room temperature (bottom heat helpful). plant out after all danger of frost (very tender)
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

Nice purple-leaved basil. We'd grown 'Purple ruffles' before, and were always disappointed in its lack of vigor, compared to green-leaved varieties. So far, 'Osmin' is doing nicely, growing about as lushly as the neighboring 'Lettuce-leaf' variety.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from Pinetree '04. Baggy 75F (60%G, 4-8d)

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