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Basil

Basil 'Genovese' (Ocimum basilicum)

One of the most popular herbs for Italian cooking! 'Genovese' Basil provides large, flavor-packed leaves that are perfect for making pesto or flavoring tomato dishes. Try planting this variety in a pot by itself or mixing it with other herbs or annuals in the landscape. Grow it in a…

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Basil 'Greek' (Ocimum basilicum)

Greek Basil has smaller leaves than Sweet Basil but it has softer stems and a more robust flavor. This is an excellent basil for using fresh on salads or in dressings. The compact, mounding plant is ideal for container growing. Place some pots around the patio where the aromatic…

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Basil 'Italian Large-Leaf' (Ocimum basilicum)

The large, tasty leaves of this variety are very popular for flavoring Italian cuisine. Snip fresh leaves and use them to flavor tomato dishes, breads, caprese salad and of course, pesto. This Basil is nice when planted in a pot by itself or when mixed with other herbs or annuals in…

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Basil 'Magical Michael' (Ocimum basilicum)

'Magical Michael' is really nice for using as both a culinary herb and as annual accent plant in mixed borders and combination containers. This compact plant is also ideal for growing in pots in a sunny windowsill, where the aroma will perfume the home and provide quick-and-easy…

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Basil 'Napoletano' (Ocimum basilicum)

An heirloom variety originating from the area of Naples, Italy. The unusually large leaves of 'Napoletano' are outstanding for using as wraps for poultry, fish or cheese. Try wrapping freshly sliced tomatoes and mozzerella cheese in the leaves to create a delicious appetizer.…

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Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

The premier herb for Italian cooking! Basil’s spicy sweet leaves are the base for pesto but its smooth, rich flavor is a perfect complement to any dish. Basil’s aromatic foliage adds an enticing fragrance to the garden, or grow it in a pot placed in a sunny window sill. Super…

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Basil 'Osmin Purple' (Ocimum basilicum)

What could be more beautiful in your landscape than this purple-leaved Basil? The sweetly scented leaves are packed with flavor. Use the leaves to add color to salads, pasta dishes or vinegars. Fresh-cut sprigs make a lovely garnish on the dinner plate. Combine with other annuals in…

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Basil 'Pistou' (Ocimum basilicum)

The leaves of 'Pistou' might be small, but they are loaded with flavor! Try sprinkling some of the leaves into salads or using them as a homemade pizza topping. Because of its compact size, this is the perfect basil for patio pots, small-space gardens or windowsills. Plant along…

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Basil 'Puck' (Ocimum basilicum)

This is a compact Genovese basil that was bred specifically for growing in containers. Try planting 'Puck' in a pot by itself or mixing it with other herbs and placing it on a patio table to make a delightfully fragrant centerpiece. Grow it in a sunny windowsill to perfume your home…

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Basil 'Purple Ruffles' (Ocimum basilicum)

This gorgeous ornamental basil was the winner of the All-America Selections award in 1987! 'Purple Ruffles' is an outstanding aromatic accent plant for mixed borders and combination containers. Use the leaves to add color to salads, pasta dishes or vinegars. Fresh-cut sprigs make a…