Basil, (Holy)


Musky fragrant flowers and foliage excellent for tea and medicinal purposes including in Maharishi Ayurveda or may be used as an ornamental plant. Flowers attract bees.

Plant in containers in a sunny place or outdoors in warm weather.

Height: 10-12”

Planting Instructions: Plant 6-8” apart in moderately rich moist soil in the garden or grow in containers. Wait until temperatures stay above 65 degrees Fahrenheit to plant outside. Regular moisture is necessary. Not drought tolerant and can be damaged by heat stress.

Light Preference: Sun

Harvest: Begin to pick leaves lightly after the plants become well established. If planted outside, pick in early morning when temperatures are cooler so that leaves are less likely to wilt and handle leaves carefully to avoid bruising. Do not store leaves at temperatures less than 50 degrees.