Ocimum basilicum Item #5022 Annual. There is nothing like the aroma of basil in the summer! There is no more useful herb; use in a number of Italian dishes. Accent fish, poultry and rice, add to mild vegetables and salads, serve with fresh mozzarella, or make basil vinegar! In a warm, south window, basil can grow indoors in the winter! A good container variety. This packet sows twelve 10-foot rows or 12 successive sowings of 10-foot rows.