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mammoth Leaf Basil (also called Large Leaf Basil)
Lamiaceae
Ocimum basilicum


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lorincook

Lamiaceae Family

Ocimum Genus
Physical Description
Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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Lamiaceae
Lamiales
Lamiales
Tounge Order (Mints)
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ocimum (OSS-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: basilicum (bass-IL-ee-kum) (Info)

Bloom Color:
White Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer Early Fall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 9 to 11
AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant
Light Range: Sun to Full Sun
pH Range: 5.5 to 7
Soil Range: Sandy Loam to Clay Loam
Water Range: Normal to Moist
'Mammoth' basil has monstrous leaves, and good flavor and aroma. Bushy plant with ovate, glossy, bright green leaves often with a toothed edge to 2" long. White flowers grown on spikes should be removed as they take too much energy away from the plant. Used for cooking, especially Italian and Thai dishes. Seeds may be sown in early spring or transplants set out after last frost. Full sun and regular waterings a must for full, healthy crop.



mammoth Leaf Basil (also called Large Leaf Basil) - Plant
mammoth Leaf Basil (also called Large Leaf Basil) - Plant - July 26, 2009



mammoth Leaf Basil (also called Large Leaf Basil) - Plant
mammoth Leaf Basil (also called Large Leaf Basil) - Plant - July 26, 2009

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