Botanical Name: Ocinum basillicum 'Aristotle'
Height: 8 in.
Spacing: Plant seedlings 2-8" apart
Depth: 1/4 inch.
Spread: 8 in.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial sun
Foliage: Compound, dense mound of miniature leaves. Green, with a spicy, clove scent
Days To Maturity: 75 days
Flower Form: Spikes of flowers will appear, but pinch them off to keep the basil growing.
Soil Requirements: Rich, well drained soil
Seed Count: approx. 30 seeds per packet
Pruning: . If your plants get away from you to the point where they make seeds and stop growing, shear off the top third of the stems and fertilize with a liquid fertilizer such as fish emulsion or water soluble 20-20-20. NEVER cut back too far down the stem where stems are woody, or the plant won't sprout back. To keep blooms from forming, just pinch the growing tips every week, which will encourage branching and more great leaves to enjoy!
Comments: Small leaves. Highly aromatic. Neat and tidy. Neat and tidy Greek basil type is quite ornamental. Strong stems, late flowering and good tolerance to poor weather make for excellent garden performance. Especially good for drying.