Plant Library

Basil, Sweet Thai

Common Name: Basil, Sweet

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Variety: Thai

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Exposure: Sun

Mature Height: 12 to 24 Inches

Mature Width: 12 to 24 Inches

Notes: A stronger-flavored basil than sweet basil, Thai Basil also has a hint of licorice flavor. The leaves, which are about half the size of sweet basil, have purple stems and make pretty garnishes. They are added by the handful to Thai cusine and also dishes of Southeast Asia. Its popularity has grown with the discovery of these delicious dishes from those countries. A slightly smaller plant than Sweet Basil, it is perfectly suited for containers.