Plants are very compact, 10 to 12 inches tall so Siam Queen is great for containers. A 1997 All America Selections winner. The purple stems, large dark green leaves, and pink-violet flowers make for a lovely basil with a tangy flavor plus a spicy hint of licorice. An early maturing variety. 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: Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials.