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Ocimum basilicum 'Greek Columnar'


'Greek Columnar' basil will create a pleasing height variation in your garden as it grows tall and not so wide across, creating a column effect. It has a slight cinnamon overtone in taste, making it excellent for hearty soups and stews.
No garden or kitchen would be complete without basil due to its usefulness in seasoning tomato dishes, soups, salads, cheeses, eggs and meat dishes. Basil stars in many cuisines around the world, and in India is considered to be a holy plant. As a medicine, it has a slightly cooling nature and is beneficial to calm the stomach and lift the spirits.

Interesting Notes:

By bringing it indoors in the fall, you can have its fresh leaves available to add to soups for cold winter days.
Protect from frost. Prefers rich, moist and warm soil and appreciates a bit of compost or fertilizer. Pinch back to keep the plant bushy and full.

Height: 24-36 Inches

Spread: 9-12 Inches

USDA Zone: Annual

Color: Green


  • Border or Bed
  • Medicinal
  • Fragrant
  • Culinary
  • Container
  • Combination

Combo Usage:

  • Thriller (focal point)
  • Filler (main structural)


  • One Earth Edibles

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Sun
  • Partial Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer(Flowering)

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Plays with others