Balsamic Blooms Basil
A Basil with Looks to Match the Taste!
The Balsamic Blooms™ Ocimum hybrid is both a culinary and blooming powerhouse.
The unique basil has many traits that make it the go-to herb/flower…
• Flowers and leaves are edible
• Produces leaves and flowers at the same time
• Blooms last during all the growing seasons
• Container friendly
• Low maintenance
• Attracts pollinators
Imagine your herb garden transformed into a blanket of deep purple blooms. Better yet, imagine tasting the Balsamic Blooms for the first time. The flowers give off a minty taste while the leaves are reminiscent of the traditional sweet basil. Bees, butterflies, and neighbors alike will flock to this unique centerpiece in your garden. No wonder the Balsamic Blooms is the winner of the Editor’s Choice Medal of Excellence Award at Cultivate 2015!
Plant your new basil in well drained soil and keep it relatively moist, even after it’s established. It loves full sun, the more exposure (eight hours or more), the better. If you’re limited for garden space, you can put the Balsamic Blooms in containers and move them inside in the winter if you live above Zone 9. Fertilize several times a year with an organic fertilizer that is high in nitrogen. Pests and disease are rarely an issue, but keep an eye out for signs of insects or fungus.
The Balsamic Bloom will cause a scene wherever it’s planted. For veggie gardens, plant it alongside your tomatoes to give them a boost. Put it in your flower bed for a bigger burst of color. It also makes a great patio planter, allowing you to step right out your door and get a few snips for your next creative dish. The possibilities are endless for this new herb wonder!
Get your Balsamic Blooms today, and enjoy the most unique plant on the market right now.