Lime Basil ocimum americanus

Lime Basil (Ocimum americanus)

Description

Native to East Africa. Tender perennial.

Spikes of white to pink flowers appear in summer. Attracts bees.

Aromatic foliage repels mosquitoes in the garden and in the house!

Traditional culinary and medicinal herb; seeds are used like chia seeds in foods and beverages. Toss fresh foliage onto campfires or grills, or roll into smudge sticks and burn to keep mosquitoes away. Read more about them here!

Grows to 12″ tall and likes full sun and well drained soil. Overwinter indoors on a sunny windowsill.

 

 

Product Description

Native to East Africa. Tender perennial.

Spikes of white to pink flowers appear in summer. Attracts bees.

Aromatic foliage repels mosquitoes in the garden and in the house!

Traditional culinary and medicinal herb; seeds are used like chia seeds in foods and beverages. Toss fresh foliage onto campfires or grills, or roll into smudge sticks and burn to keep mosquitoes away. Read more about them here!

Grows to 12″ tall and likes full sun and well drained soil. Overwinter indoors on a sunny windowsill.