If you are growing basil in containers, or if you are looking for an edible low hedge to edge your herb garden, this is the ideal basil for you. Growing only 6-9" tall, if forms a tidy mound. 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.