Rama Tulsi, Holy Basil
Much esteemed basil of warm climates.
In frost-free zones, perennial bush to 4 feet.
In the temperate north, grow as an annual or bring indoors for the winter. Does well in pots.
Highly aromatic plant of the Ayurvedic tradition.
Horizon Herbs has tested all varieties and found this one to be highest in medicinal compounds.
Sow in spring. 16 day germ time in warm soils.
Plant prefers full sun, fertile soil, and regular watering.
From Horizon Herbs:
"ERRATA: When we finally discovered a good source for dark purple Krishna tulsi, we increased our Tulsi offerings from three varieties to four. This necessitated a shift in the naming of two other Tulsis that we were already carrying. The naming changes date from Dec. 2, 2010.
What we previously called "Krishna Tulsi" is now called "Rama Tulsi."
What we previously called "Rama Tulsi" is now called "Kapoor Tulsi."
What we previously called Vana Tulsi is (what a relief!) still called Vana Tulsi.
And as mentioned previously we've added the dark purple Krishna Tulsi.
I hope this naming change doesn't cause anyone too much concern.
All these varieties smell of oil of clove (eugenol) which is an indicator of their medicinal activity. They may be used interchangeably (or mixed together!) for the tea. AUM SHANTI AUM SHANTI TULASI DEVI"
Organic. 50 seeds/pkt.