Looking to add another aromatic to your herb garden? Give the American Basil a try. Here's how to care for this plant.
Another delightful herb species, both flavor and fragrance, in outdoor gardens is the American Basil or Lime Basil. Scientifically known as Ocimum americanum, this species is a relative of the common Sweet Basil. In fact, American Basil can be used in cooking just as fine as its more common sibling. The herb can reach 15.5 inches (40 cm), and it has opposite green leaves with little "teeth' on the margins, while the small clustery bloom is often white or purple.