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B and T World Seeds' reference number:
The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Ocimum campechianum is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F (-1° to +4.5°C)
|Type of plant - perennial
Flower or inflorescence:
WHITE (to VIOLET)
small, toothed, minty aroma, rather medicinal
|Height, in meters: 0.4
Height, in feet: 1.32
|Ocimum campechianum sales history
Synonyms (alternative names) for Ocimum campechianum:
Common names for Ocimum campechianum:
|(folk:snuff for nasal parasites), Alfavaca, Amazonian Basil, Basilic peruvien, Least Basil, Manjericao, Mosquito Bush, Peruanisches Basilikum, Peruvian Basil, West Indies Basil,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|31||: House and Container Plant Seed List|
|34||: Oriental Herb and Vegetable Seed List|
|Not all Oriental Herbs are Culinary, or even edible. Be sure to correctly identify and prepare all herbs and vegetables before use.|
|36||: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic|
|Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|55||: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds|
|82||: Peruvian and Bolivian Natives|
|161||: Edible Flowers|
|Some flowers are poisonous if not cooked. Some are only edible while in bud. Identify and correctly prepare all flowers before eating. Do not eat flowers that have been sprayed with weedkiller or other chemicals.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Ocimum campechianum seeds will usually germinate in 14-42 days.