- Annual plants
- Plants will grow to 18-24 inches
- Sweet, fragrant leaves
- 250 seeds per packet
(O. basilicum) This classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil, prized for its flavor and heady aroma, is a top pick for many cooks when making pesto. Fragrant plants grow 18-24" and produce densely branched plants when pinched back regularly. Can be chopped and frozen in olive oil for winter use. Annual.