Tulsi, Vana (Ocimum gratissimum)
(Vana Tulsi, Holy Basil)
Perennial bush basil. Protect from frost. This is the original wild type that is very high in eugenol--a great adaptogen from the Ayurvedic tradition. The plant is handsome and highly aromatic, slightly hairy, green-leaved, woody-stemmed (check the photos). Antifungal, antibacterial and immune enhancing. Sow in spring. Does well in pots. If you live in frost-free zones, this will make a perennial bush to 4 feet. If you live in the temperate north, grow as an annual or bring indoors for the winter. Plant prefers full sun and will survive roadside conditions although regular watering and softer soils are certainly appreciated. One organically grown plant in a deep pot
Feel free to order this plant at any time, but please be aware that we SHIP PLANTS APRIL 1 to AUGUST 1 AND SEPTEMBER1 to DEC 1 only. Orders received outside these months will be automatically backordered. If you are ordering plants out of season, you may wish to order them separately from your seeds, in order to streamline the process.
If you have chosen a PLANT* (marked with a *), shipping costs are as follows:
1 to 6 PLANTS* will ship for $14.90
7 to 8 PLANTS* will ship for $19.90 (The shipping may be more if you buy other things in addition to plants.)
For 9 or more PLANTS* or if ordering plants NOT marked with a *, we will contact you with a UPS shipping estimate.