American basil is part of the Ocimum genus. Its scientific name is Ocimum americanum. A type of herb, it mainly grows as an annual/perennial plant - which means it can have a varying lifetime - from 1 year to several. Normally reaching to a mature height of 2.17 feet (66.66 cm).
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By our calculations*, you should look at sowing American basil about 42 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside American basil so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with American basil so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect American basil plants:
Lime basil, Basilic, Hoary basil, Hairy basil, Lemon basil, Spice basil
American basil care instructions
How long does American basil take to grow?
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