boxwood basil

Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, ALApril 19, 2013

Browsing for annuals yesterday, this boxwood basil caught my eye. I thought there was an interesting little weed instead of an herb/veggie in one of the pots. But the label said boxwood basil, never seen one like this before. Hard to imagine it will get/grow fast enough to actually eat some. Who has had this plant? What are your thoughts about it? Same culture as regular basil? Flavor?

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It will always be small, that's the beauty of it for some purposes. I grew if for a couple of years and loved the flavor. It might be hardy in your location.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 8:40PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Interesting, thanks! If it grows pretty slowly, I think it would be a daggone cute "tree" in a mini garden, but worry it would need a lot more water than the other succulent-type plants. Hmmm...

    Bookmark   April 21, 2013 at 8:48AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Is this the same as globe basil? If yes, they wont grow very tal but get bushy.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 4:59AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Oh I don't know, but maybe the common name I've used is less common. It does look like a little green globe. Thanks for the input! If it ever stops raining, I'll take a pic of it, a cute little thing.

    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 8:59AM
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