Queenette is a popular variety of Thai Basil, which belongs to the Ocimum genus (Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora 'Queenette'). A perennial, Queenette is known for its Forb habit and growing to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (1.46 feet).
Thailand is believed to be where Queenette originates from.
Queenette Thai Basil is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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How to grow Queenette
Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Queenette is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil is loamy and has a ph of between 6.0 and 7.5 as Thai Basil is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.
Growing Queenette from seed
Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 0.5 inches
(1.27 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.12 inches
(0.3 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F
to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Queenette about 42 days before your last frost date.
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Queenette is a half hardy plant.