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Basil

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…

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Basil 'Queen of Sheba' (Ocimum basilicum)

'Queen of Sheba' is a very ornamental variety of Basil that was introduced by Sahin Seeds in 2005. This aromatic annual herb is the perfect addition to mixed container plantings and is also nice for mingling throughout herb gardens and annual beds. The leaves may be used to add…

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Basil 'Red Rubin' (Ocimum basilicum)

The stunning dark leaves of 'Red Rubin' make this one of the most ornamental varieties of Basil available! Mix this delightful herb throughout annual beds or mixed container plantings, or pot up by itself and place around decks or patios to enjoy its sweet fragrance. The finely…

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Basil 'Super Sweet Genovese Compact' (Ocimum basilicum)

'Super Sweet Genovese' is one of the best choices for making fresh, homemade pesto! The flavor-packed leaves are also good for adding to homemade pizza or caprese salad. Try planting this variety in a pot by itself or mixing it with other herbs or annuals in the landscape. Grow it in…

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