Basil Thai Queenette - Renee&
Basil Thai Queenette - Renee&
Basil Thai Queenette - Renee&
Basil Thai Queenette - Renee&

Basil Thai Queenette - Renee's Garden

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Ocimum basilicum

True Thai Basil

  • Heat-loving
  • Frost tender
  • Aromatic mild sweet spices with clove/mint basil flavor

his tropical-looking ornamental basil has dense 1/2 inch leaves that grow in clusters around distinctive purple stems. Imported directly from our best Thai seed producer, Queenette's exotic flavor combines aromatic mild sweet spices with clove/mint basil flavor. It is a critical ingredient in Southeast Asian dishes and marvelous in stirfries, chutneys and marinades. An eye-catching herb to interplant with flowers for "edible landscaping." Plant Queenette basil to enjoy growing and cooking with authentic Thai ingredients.

Seed Count: Approx. 500 / Weight: 0.65 g

Plant In


Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

March – July

Full sun

1/2 inch

1 inch

7 – 14 days

1.5 feet


Summer/fall harvest
Heat-loving, frost tender


When late spring weather has reached the 50°F (10°C) range day and night, sow seeds 1 inch apart in well worked fertile soil in full sun. Cover 1/2 inch deep, firm soil and keep seed bed moist. Germination takes 1 to 2 weeks. After seedlings are established, thin or transplant 8 inches apart so plants have room to grow.


Sow seeds 1 inch apart in containers of seed starting mix, 4 to 6 weeks before last expected frost. Keep warm and evenly moist, and provide a good light source. When seedlings are large enough to handle and night temperatures stay above 50°F (10°C), acclimate gradually to outdoor conditions before planting in garden beds or into large pots.


Remember, for success with this easy to grow but cold-sensitive herb, it is essential to sow and/or transplant basil only when weather is warm and nighttime temperatures stay above 50°F (10°C). Harvest sprays of leaves by snipping stems just above two new sprouting lateral branches to encourage lush foliage. Keep flower buds pinched off if you want to extend harvesting. Feed regularly to promote new growth.

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