How to grow Licorice basil

Licorice basil growing shrub‎ type of basil of genus Ocimum also known as Anise basil or Persian basil, Licorice basil fragrant perennial evergreen in warm climate and annual plant in cold climate, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 10b+ (perennial), 5-10 (as annual).

Licorice basil leaves

Leaves color green soft narrow and thin, with ovate shape in flavor that remind anise or licorice.

Flower color white, the flowers grow on inflorescence.

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Requirements for Licorice basil growing and care:

Warm weather, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Not necessary but possible and easy to vegetative reproduction

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, In full sun there is too much flower what that makes the trim of the leaves hard work

Recommended planting season?
Spring as annual, spring, summer, autumn as perennial

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / beginning of the winter

How to prune:
recommend to thinning the inner branches

Size of the plant?
0.6-1.5 m, 1-4.5 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Small purple flower that grow on inflorescence

Thinning the bloom:
Recommend to thinning the flower

Pollination is done by:

Vegetative Reproduction

How to make Vegetative Reproduction in Licorice basil?
Stems, Cutting

The best time for vegetative reproduction in Licorice basil:
Spring / Summer, in the house you can all the year

How much time does it take to grow roots in vegetative reproduction?
1-3 weeks

What is the treatment for vegetative reproduction in Licorice basil?
Moist, warm weather, shade, possible to put the stem in glass of water

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
All year long, in the winter sometime the plant is week, depend in how much it’s cold

How to harvest the leaves?
Prune the entire branch except leave few buds

Information about leaves:
taste little bit sweet remind Licorice or Licorice

Uses of Licorice basil leaves:
Pesto, Spice

Scientific name:

Ocimum basilicum ‘Licorice’

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