Large, vigorous 12- 15" H plant. Prolific producer of excellent tasting lemony, spicy leaves. Silvery green foliage, sturdy branches and large leaves make for a great ornamental plant. Late flowering deters developing a bitter taste. Need one more reason to try Persian Basil? The beautiful pink flowers are highly attractive to bees and other pollinators. Basil adds kick to pesto, soups, seafood, bruschetta, salads, pizza and infused in your favorite olive oil. Excellent patio containers or in the herb garden.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
Annual plants are plants with a life cycle that lasts only one year. They grow from seed, bloom, produce seeds, and die in one growing season. They then need to be replanted each spring.