Basil, Anise (Ocimum basilicum) - 250 Seeds
Anise Basil is a stunning addition to any garden! Both attractive to the eye and the palate, it's no wonder why this fragrant herb has been revered for centuries. It's perfectly balanced black licorice flavor compliments both Italian and Thai cuisine, such as fish and tomato dishes. This hardy herb is also attractive to beneficial pollinators like bees, butterflies, and birds! Native to India and ancient Persia, Anise Basil holds a special place in history due to its religious significance of having healing powers. It's an ideal herb for the home gardener who likes their indoor or outdoor spaces both beautiful AND edible!
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-12
In the spring, direct sow once the soil has warmed to about 70 degrees F. In order for the seed to germinate, which typically takes 10 to 15 days, press it firmly onto the soil's surface. Light is necessary for the seed to sprout. If you want to start indoors, plant the seed in flats 4–6 weeks before the last frost, maintain the soil just moist enough for germination, and move the seedlings outside as soon as the weather permits. Rich, light soils are ideal for this plant's growth; sow a fresh crop every three to four weeks for continual bloom.