Also know as Sweet Basil. Basil is used in cooking generally right before serving the dish as cooking quickly kills the flavor of basil leaves.
Classification: Perennial in hot locations, Annual if frost
Height: 12-40 inches
Sow: Late Winter or Early Spring after danger of frost, 1/4 inch deep
Germination Time: 7 to 14 days
Prefers full light. Does very well in a greenhouse environment.
Basil is very sensitive to cold conditions, best growth is achieved in hot conditions.
Flowers: White to Purple
Thrives in well-drained soil.
Hardy in Zones 9 to 10.