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Rose/purple tube-shaped flowers with woolly bracts are found clustered at the top & upper leaf axils from June through September, weakly aromatic leaves can be used as a seasoning or tea, drought tolerant, attracts butterflies & bees, spreads by seed and rhizomes. This species is native to part of North America (listed below) & introduced from Europe elsewhere.

Dry To Average
Sun To Part Shade
1-1.5 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 4a-6b
Deer Resistant

Native Range: Labrador across s ON to MN, south to TN & NC

Germination - Very Easy: No treatment. Small seed. Surface sow.

Wild Basil in a 3.5 inch pot $10.75 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

Wild Basil Seed Packet $4.00

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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