Basil - Licorice

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Up to 65 days. Also known as Anise basil, Thai basil, or Persian basil, this herb has silvery leaves, a spicy licorice smell, and a flavor reminiscent of tarragon.

Licorice Basil Herb Garden Seeds

Ocimum basilicum  

As Licorice Basil grows in your herb garden, the color of the plant intensifies. Toward the beginning of Autumn, small deep red flowers bloom. Benefits from full sun and partial shade. Grows just fine indoors and outdoors, in both containers and garden beds.

  • Height - 18 to 24 inches
  • Spacing - 6 to 12 inches
  • Spread - 4 to 10 inches

Licorice Basil is known most for its application in Asian cuisine, particularly Thai. It is spicier than most traditional basil. Adding this basil to salads adds a unique spicy flavor. 

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