This is Tulsi, a very powerful medicinal basil used for healing in Southeast Asia. It is considered a tonic for mind, body, and soul. Basil is the ultimate WARM SEASON annual herb. Don't even think about planting it outside until it warms up. Trust me on this. You can start it indoors to get a jump on the season. I also direct sow basil seeds again in mid-summer for an additional crop.