Sweet Basil is the most popular culinary basil. It is great for pesto, spaghetti sauce, pizza, salads, dressing, and especially for any Italian dish. It is easy to grow and will produce leaves for picking all season long. It will grow from 18 inches to 24 inches in good soil. Some good varieties include ’Genovese’, ’Italian Pesto’, and ’Profuma di Genova’.
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'Magical Michael' Sweet Basil
2002 AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Cinnamon basil has tempting scent and flavor, with attractive purple growing tips and flowers. It will grow to be 24 to 30 inches tall in good soil. Use as this herb just as you would use sweet basil. It makes a great addition to a fragrance garden. This is an annual that will need planting each year.
The petite leaves and plants of lemon basil have a fresh citrus-spice aroma! Use as a culinary herb or use as an ornamental border in the flower bed. It will grow to only about 12 inches so it makes a wonderful compact border plant. Some varieties to try include ’Mrs. Burns’
'Sweet Dani' Lemon Basil
Lemon Basil 'Sweet Dani' Greatly improved aromatic herb desirable for culinary and ornamental use. Strong lemon scent. Easy to grow from seed or bedding plant. Best in full sun garden.
While not as useful in the kitchen, these compact basils make excellent plants for the front of a flower border. Some varieties include ’Dwarf Bouquet’, ’Piccolo’, ’Dwarf Bush Fine Leaf’, and ’Green Globe’.