An ideal Basil for the home gardener, 'Caesar' produces large, succulent leaves up to 3″ long. Easy to grow and compact at 15″ tall, the plants are slow to flower, affording a long harvest of tender, very flavorful foliage. Excellent for aromatic pestos, sauces, and fresh Tomato salads! For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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Mars Colonist from Zone 7b
I ordered two of these online, but one had a small crack in the stem. The other took a few days to perk up, but has been doing wonderfully in my VegTrug. WFF gave me a replacement for the basil that came with the cracked stem, but the replacement also arrived with a cracked stem. I'm happy enough with what I have, though. It has excellent flavor, and full leaves as pictured.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is an easy-to-grow tender herb that likes a warm, sunny site with good air circulation. It is sensitive to frost and cold, so wait until the soil and air has warmed (night temperatures consistently above 50°F) to put your plant in the garden or in a container outside. Average to rich, well-drained soil will keep your plant growing well. Harvest by cutting off branches and then removing the leaves. Pinch off flower buds to keep your plant producing stems and leaves. Water when the top 1in of soil is dry. Feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer. Hardy in Zones 9-10.