Holy Basil- Red
Synonyms: Ocimum sanctum
- Annual herb
- Purple/green leaves
Annual herb growing 30-60cm tall. Plants are upright with purple stems, slightly hairy aromatic green to purple oval shaped leaves and produce small white/mauve flowers in summer. Leaves have a slightly spicy flavour are commonly used as a flavouring in Thai cuisine. Is used to make a tea. Is sometimes grown as an ornamental. Fast growing. Traditionally used to repel insects. Also has medicinal uses. An important plant in numerous religions and cultures.
Also known as Sacred Basil, Tulasi and Tulsi.
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Spring and early summer|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Care:||Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Keep well watered. Remove flower buds as soon as they appear for continued leaf growth. Protect from aphids, slugs and snails.|
(Product number: G3-10)
Seeds per gram: 1500 seeds
|Botanical name:||Ocimum tenuiflorum|
|Botanical synonyms:||Ocimum sanctum|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||100 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||1500|
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