Cardinal Basil Seeds


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'Cardinal's' richly colored blooms and robust flavor make it a wonderful dual-purpose basil. With its strong aroma, a little goes a long way in the kitchen. But it's also a striking accent in a mixed container, adding a unique shape, color, and fragrance. Bring its beauty indoors as a fragrant cut flower.
$2.49 80 mg

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

Family: Laminaceae

Native: Probably Africa, but in cultivation for so long that it cannot be verified.

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: About 24" tall and 20" wide.

Variety Information: Denser flowerheads, more lush foliage, and stronger fragrance than other basils.

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Edible Flower, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F, ideally 65°–85°F. Successive Sowings: We recommend 3 or 4 successive sowings every 3 weeks after initial sowing.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Transplant when your nighttime temperatures are above 50°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

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Cardinal Basil Seeds Reviews

2 reviews
Great Basil Variety
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Planted in both garden and pots and it did well in both . Very tasty and decorative.

Cardinal basil
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Grew it in pots and it was GIANT BASIL. It is blooming now with beautiful dark red blooms. Has a wonderful basil smell.
Ann Barton from CA