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Amazel Basil

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  • Truly a game-changing plant
  • First Italian sweet basil that is resistant to downy mildew
  • Produces a higher yield of usable, deliciously aromatic leaves

Basil in itself is an incredible plant, but Amazel Basil has features that have them all beat! It’s three main attributes are being an edible herb, heat tolerant and unlike other basil, it is resistant to the dreadful downy mold that most basil is highly susceptible to. The pointed, dark green, fragrant foliage is prevalent in spring, summer and fall…producing all summer long.

Often harvesting can last until the first frost. This variety focuses more on production of leaves where other types of basil are more concerned with seed production. If a flower happens to bloom, trim it off for additional foliage growth. The more you harvest this plant, the more it grows and the better flavor it will produce. It is ready to harvest and enjoy within just a few weeks after it takes up residence in its newly transplanted home. For best results and taste, collect your crop in the mornings while the leaves are still moist.

Amazel Basil Care & Growing Information

Amazel Basil Is the best grown in a landscape scenario but also works well in a large container. It also works beautifully as a border. With its upright growth characteristic, it is considered a thriller in the “spiller, thriller, filler“ scenario.The Amazel Basil is very heat tolerant with its preferences being full sun for six or more hours, partial sun for four to six hours and full shade for up to four hours. That is obviously a very tight schedule to follow so consider it as more of a basic guideline.

The six hours in the sun is the most crucial factor. Keep the soil moisture moderate with average watering. The soil should be a neutral pH balance while adding rich compost when first planting. Soil that is too rich may result in a loss of flavor. The mature plant will reach its full size in approximately 4-6 weeks which will be 2 to 3 feet high and 1 to 2 feet wide. Plant spacing should be 12 -18 inches to allow for a spread of a minimum of 1 to 2 feet.

Maintenance is low with extremely high rewards. This plant will be a favorite as it is delicious in pasta, rice, fish, poultry, veggies or in dressings and salads. This incredible plant undoubtedly lives up to its name…Amazel Basil! It is truly amazing!

Amazel Basil Plant Information

Common Name: Sweet Italian Basil
Botanical Name: Ocimum hybrid USPPAF
Plant Type: Basil
Edible Type: Herbs
Fruit Size: -
Light Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Spacing: 12 - 18" (30 - 46 cm)
Height: 20 - 36" (46 - 91 cm)
Width: 12 - 24" (30 - 61 cm)
Brand: Proven Winners®


Award Year Award Plant Trial
2018 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
2018 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
2018 Top Performer Texas Tech University
2018 Leader of the Pack - All Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2018 Leader of the Pack - Late Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2018 Perfect Score All Season University of Tennessee - Jackson
2018 Gold Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2018 Top Performer Cornell University
2018 Top Performer University of Georgia
2018 Top Performer Raker Trial
2018 Top Showy Ornamental Foliage and Edible Crops Mississippi State University - Poplarville
2018 Top Performer Texas A&M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial
2018 Best Overall Performance: Annual Boerner Botanical Garden
2018 Top Performer University of Wisconsin
2018 Top 5 - Edibles Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
2018 Perfect Score All Season Michigan State University
2018 Top 10 North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2018 Leader of the Pack - Early Season North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2018 Best of Show University of Tennessee - Jackson
2018 Best of the Best University of Georgia
2018 Top Performer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
2018 Top Performer Oregon State University
2018 Top Performer Penn State
2018 Top Ten Vegetable Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2018 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
2018 Top Performer University of Guelph
2017 Retailer's Choice Award Farwest Show

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Guarantee and Warranty

Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations