Basil 'Napoletano' Ocimum basilicum 'Napoletano'

basil 'Napoletano'


'Napoletano' is a bushy cultivar, up to 60cm tall, with relatively large, crinkled leaves, to 10cm long, and white or lavender-pink flowers in summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      basil 'Napoletano'

    • Common names

      Ocimum basilicum 'Gigante Napoletano', Ocimum basilicum 'Bolloso Napolitano'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.5-1 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Pinch out flowerheads as they appear to ensure continued leaf growth. Cut back after flowering

  • bambooSoil

    Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      City & Courtyard Gardens Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in gentle heat in early spring or sown in-situ in summer

  • insectPests

    Can get leafhoppers and aphids; slugs and snails may be problematic

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by powdery mildews