The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Ocimum basilicum. This is the strain of basil our favorite Italian seed grower produces for his local home market in the Bologna region. Aurelia offers classic sweet basil flavor with especially rich spicy undertones. Plants grow vigorously and branch early into heavy sprays of big shiny green leaves with a complex aromatic fragrance. Aurelia pairs beautifully with summer veggies, pasta, rice, chicken and pork dishes. Totally terrific with tomatoes and heavenly for pesto.
|Container Friendly||Trellis Needed||Easy to Grow||Pollinator Friendly|
When to Plant Your Seedling
|Full Sun to part shade||55 F||Well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter||Keep soil evenly moist|
|Plant Spacing||Plant Size||Days to Maturity|
|8"||12"||80-90 says from seed|
Common Diseases and Pests
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