[gardeners] Mystery Basil

Terry King (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 01 May 1998 19:41:41 -0600

I have a question for you basil experts.  Today I visited a local nursery 
which had just received a mixed batch of basils from a grower.  One variety 
was unlabeled and is unlike any basil I've yet seen.  It has very small leaves 
is light green and has a growth habit much like wild marjoram (origanum 
vulgare) although I am unsure of its mature height.  It has a  typical basil 
fragrance, not quite as strong as sweet basil.

Any ideas on what variety it is so I can let the nursery know?

I also bought two pretty little stonecrops that are the same color scheme as 
Burgandy glow ajuga, and a lemon verbena.

Terry King                  North Central Eastern Washington
taeking@televar.com        USDA zone 4, Sunset Zone 1