Does not get bitter when in flower
Floral Spires Lavender Basil is grown for its edible qualities, although it has ornamental merits as well. The fragrant light green leaves are usually harvested from early summer to early fall. The leaves have a delicious taste and a pleasant fragrance. An ideal windowsill plant but is equally happy in a pot or planted in the garden.
Herbs are easily grown indoors or outdoors. Repeat seeding during the year is useful to ensure a constant supply. Most herbs prefer a sunny and not to wet location. Try to locate plants where they will get 5 hours of direct sunlight each day. Herbs usually grow well in almost any soil but tend to thrive in light sandy soil that has been enriched with peat moss or leaf mold and a moderate amount of fertilizer. Cover seed slightly with soil. Keep soil moist until all seeds sprout. Seed germinates best at 18-23 C (68 – 75 F) usually in 7-14 days. Garden spacing 1 m (3 ft) apart