Herbscaping with Columnar Basil
You don't need a lot of space or time to grow basil, especially columnar basil. Columnar basil grows up to 3 feet tall and 18 inches wide with small leaves and a compact form. The tall, narrow form is well suited for small spaces and containers. It's a beautiful plant that makes a great temporary "evergreen." Plant it in a pot right outside your door for a fragrant accent that's easy to access for recipes or use it as a seasonal hedge or border.
Greek columnar basil has a rich flavor with hints of cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. It's a perfect companion to an entryway or patio - every time you brush the leaves you'll get a whiff of the wonderful scent! It typically doesn't flower, which means you'll have a season-long supply of leaves that taste great in Italian and Asian cuisines.
As with other basils, it likes moist, well-drained soil and full sunlight and should be planted from one to two feet apart. Wherever you grow it, this aromatic herb is sure to add an element of style to your garden and a fresh kick to your kitchen.
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