Ocimum basilicum 'Osmin'
|The flowerstalk is as strongly scented as the foliage |
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.
||purplish blue (summer)
||ordinary garden soil (not too dry)
||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
In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: waterfall pondside
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- Seed from Pinetree '04. Baggy 75F (60%G, 4-8d)
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June 11, 2009