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Magical Michael Basil

Ocimum Basilicum

This All America winner was developed primarily for ornamental use. The very attractive 12 to 18 inch plants are covered with deep green leaves, large and showy purple bracts, and creamy white flowers. It is very fragrant and can be used in cooking but it is not as flavorful as some of the other basils. 100 seeds.




Germination:  5-10 days

Seed Planting Depth:  Lightly cover

Seeding Indoors/Outdoors:   Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures.Transplant 6-12" apart. Sow outdoors in the late spring when soil warms to 70 degrees. Thin to 4-12" apart , less space apart for baby sized basil and more for mature plants.

Light  Needs:  Sun 

Soil Needs: Fertile, moist soil

Uses:  Ornamental, culinary,  attracts bees and beneficials.

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