Plant Library

Basil Sweet Thai

Common Name: Basil

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Variety: Sweet Thai

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Exposure: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12-24"

Mature Width: 12-24"

Notes: A stronger-flavored basil that 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 cuisine 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.