Cardinal Organic Basil Seeds

Cardinal Organic Basil Seeds

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Gorgeous Red Blooms on Burgundy Stems!

Great for the herb garden and the flowering annual bed!

Genus: Ocimum
Species: basilicum
Variety: 'Cardinal'
Item Form: (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Bloom Start To End: Late Spring - Early Fall
Days To Maturity: 60
Habit: Mound-shaped
Seeds Per Pack: 100
Plant Height: 24 in - 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width: 12 in - 18 in
Additional Characteristics: Certified Organic, Pest Fighter, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Flower, Fragrance, Herbs, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color: Dark Red, Light Burgundy
Foliage Color: Medium Green
Harvest Season: Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Fall, Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,  well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant, Humidity Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,  loamy
Uses: Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Outdoor

60 days from sowing.

A stunningly beautiful basil disguised as a Celosia, Cardinal wows you with big spiky blooms of cerise-red atop bright burgundy stems! Fragrant, well-branched, and every bit as delicious as plain old basils, Cardinal is the ultimate edible ornamental, offering something for everyone in the sunny garden!

The leaves on this plant are bright green and very tasty, ready to start harvesting just 60 days after sowing (or even sooner for smaller, more tender leaves). Richly aromatic, they are perfect for pesto and sandwiches, salads and Mediterranean cuisine.

But unlike most others, Cardinal has spectacular blooms! Very tightly packed in pointed peaks, they begin in late spring from an early planting, and continue all the way into early fall. Magnificent!

And the blooms aren't the only attraction of this beauty. The flowering stems are a rich shade of burgundy as well, standing out brilliantly from the green leaves. Sturdy and strong, they hold their bounty of blooms very nicely!

Cardinal reaches about 24 to 30 inches high in the sunny garden, and spreads 12 to 18 inches wide. It is irresistible to butterflies, bees, and birds, and makes a great container subject. Plant it around the perimeter of your vegetable patch to keep destructive pests at bay -- it will be the most beautiful repellent you've ever used! And mix it right in with annual flowering plants, particularly those lacking a strong scent. Cardinal is happy to share its rich, spicy aroma!

These seeds can be direct-sown in spring after all danger of frost, when night temperatures consistently stay above 50 degrees F and the soil feels warm to the touch. Cover them with a scant ¼-inch of soil, and keep the soil moist until they have sprouted, which usually takes about 5 to 10 days. Alternatively, start them indoors in late winter, 6 to 8 weeks before last scheduled frost, in your Bio-Dome, and transplant them after nights are warm and the seedlings have at least 2 sets of true leaves.

One the plants are about 6 weeks old, pinch out the central growing stem. This will encourage the side shoots to leaf out, and keep the plant from blooming too quickly. Even if you are growing Cardinal as an ornamental, you'll want a bushier, more full plant. And if you grow it for culinary use, you want to keep pinching off those flower buds as soon as you see them, because once this basil blooms, it is no longer as tasty. (Our recommendation is to grow some of both: ornamental and culinary. That's why you get 100 seeds to a packet!)

Like all basil, Cardinal appreciates full sunshine and moist, well-drained, enriched soil. This is not a "lean" herb; give it rich soil and it will repay you generously in yields and beauty! Pkt is 100 seeds.

Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

How do I place an order?

​​Now our shopping cart is working quite properly, so you are welcome to place orders online, if you find the seed(s) you are looking for. If you cannot find what you are looking for from our online store, or the quantity you want is not available, please contact us by email ([email protected]). We are ready to source plants seeds online for you from China.

Payment and Shipping

At the moment, the easiest way of payment for us is Paypal. If you dont have paypal, you can also contact us for possibility of other options like Western Union, Bank trasnfer etc.
We ship seeds via Express Mail Service of Chinese Post Office. This takes around 7-30 days to reach most countries in the world. Please notice us if you want to use different way of shipping. But kindly be aware that international currier like DHL, UPS, Fedex, TNT cannot ship seeds easily from China. So normally we dont use their service for plant seeds for sale online delivery.

Returns & Refunds

If seeds fail to leave China, we will refund your payment 100%. But if seeds fail to reach you due to customs problem on your side which we were not informed in advance, we will not be able to bear any loss, and no refund will be made.
We sell only viable plants seeds online, and test germination of our seeds from time to time. So we will not be able to refund for seeds that clients fail to germinate, unless we are convinced that it's truly problem of our seeds.
Our mission is to supply fresh and true seeds from China. If any Plant seeds for sale online from us turn out to be wrong ones, we will refund you 100%.


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