This Southeast Asian native has been cultivated to provide distinctive traits. It is widely used in Thai and Vietinamese cooking, and has an anise- and licorice-like, slightly spicy flavor.

Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora, Thai Basil

  • Height: 18-24". Green and purple foliage with pink-purple bloom in summer. Prefers sun. Attracts pollinators.