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Genovese Basil Herb Plant

Your price: $8.95
  • - Spacing: 10 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 25
  • - Makes the best pesto
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Genovese Basil Herb Plant
Plant Features

Genovese Basil Herb Plants offer dark green, wrinkled leaves with a spicy scent and taste. This slow-bolting variety grows best in full sun locations with moist, well-drained soil. It can be grown indoors next to a south facing window. Indoor plants should be watered just as the potting mix starts to dry.

Basil Companion Plants: Peppers, Carrots, Chives

Our Genovese Basil Herb Plants are grown with a commitment to natural methods, ensuring they're healthy and robust. Guaranteed to arrive alive and thriving!

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Watering Needs Consistently moist, but not waterlogged
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer Every 3-4 weeks
Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
When to harvest When individual leaves are the desired size
Production Time Multiply Pickings
Habit Upright
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Beneficial Insects, Butterflies
Features Fragrant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Indoor Garden, Pollinator Garden, Therapeutic Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Edible, Healing and Medicinal, Natural Pest Control
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Open-Pollinated

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Top Reviews

Perfect Basil

My basil plant arrived well packaged and very healthy. I trust GrowJoy completely for my plant needs.

From Kathie | August 21, 2023


growing strong

From Michael | August 14, 2023


Healthy plant. Growing well near the tomatoes.

From Carolyn | June 05, 2023

Basil plant

The plant arrived at my home looking very healthy. I was surprised that I did not have to water the plant because the soil was wet. Conditions were not suitable for me to plant outside for 3 days and the plant remained as healthy as when it came. Now it is outside and thriving. Thank you. I will be buying this plant every year.

From Patricia | May 26, 2023

Basil Herb

I never received because they weren't satisfied with what they had in the greenhouse but refunded me right away and were very responsive. I love this company and i will definitely be purchasing more plants in the near future.

From Cassidy | September 15, 2022

Smells Great

First time growing basil! It smells so fragrant and grows very fast!

From Kenyatta | April 27, 2022

Beautiful plant

My basil plant is thriving and producing so much that I just googled how to preserve it, and was thrilled to learn it can be frozen. I am thrilled with this plant, and will most certainly be ordering another one next year!

From Susan | August 08, 2021


I recently bought several basil plants for a mixed hay basket planters for under the windows. The aroma is heavenly. The plants are robust and growing. I mixed these with geranium and already blooms.

From Karen | August 16, 2019

Genovise basil

Now I know its summer soon! I received well rooted moist plants with several big leaves ready to start out the season. They came ready to put into pots or the ground .

From Mary J | May 12, 2019

Beautiful Plant

Plant arrived in a protective container and was ready to plant right away. I wanted to try growing a different type of basil and have not been disappointed! Genovese Basil plant is growing strong!

From WENDY | April 30, 2019


I really love this company, its the only place I go now good people

From Linda | June 29, 2018


I am really happy with ALL the plants, herbs that I have ordered from GrowJoy, very good people to work with !

From anonymous | June 19, 2018


i have been buying plants over 6 years i keep coming back

From linda | June 08, 2018

Basil-Genovese Herb

Wonderful plants! Great flavor! Will only buy my plants from GrowJoy!

From Tim | June 02, 2017

Basil-Genovese Herb (

Basil plant arrived healthy and is growing beautifully.

From Harry | May 12, 2017


I can't say how happy I am with the plants I received! Healthy and in great shape! I will make GrowJoy  my online go to store for future garden purposes! Great job folks!

From anonymous | May 06, 2016

Wonderful Basil Genovese plant

All of the GrowJoy  Basil plants we purchased came in great condition. Nice and full and with large leaves all ready to use!

From Robin | August 06, 2015

Awesome Basil Genovese plants


From Christine | June 21, 2015

Great plants

Always perfect Basil Genovese Herb plants delivered.

From anonymous | May 29, 2015

Happy Herb Planter

My order was received alive (very good sized) and very well packed. They have been planted in containers on my balcony and are flourishing. I have been ordering from GrowJoy for at least four years and have always been pleased with the results. Last year I placed my order a bit late and some of the herbs I wanted were no longer available. I ordered from two other sources and was extremely disappointed in the results. The plants were small and sickly looking and a couple did not survive.

From Virginia V | May 14, 2015

arrived in great condition

Good looking Basil Genovese Herb plants.

From Illysa | May 08, 2015


Beautiful condition, great phone support and they always stand behind their plants. We'll be repeat customers for sure! Thanks guys!

From Kathryn | May 08, 2015

Basil-Genovese Herb Plant

Watching closely. This company stands by their products 100%

From Kathryn | April 22, 2015

Basil is Growing fast!

Really healthy plants and well-packed, as usual.

From Kimberly | June 01, 2014


While other Basil plant I had did not weather the light frost - Genovese DID!!! I have enough to harvest for my Caprese salad already!!

From Robin | May 19, 2014

Good Herb plants

Genovese Basil arrived in good shape and as advertised. Thanks for good service and good plants!

From David | May 16, 2014

Great Basil plants

I have ordered my plants from GrowJoy for years and have never had any problems. Always fast shipping and great plants.

From Harry | May 16, 2014

Order of Genovese Basil

I ordered Herbs for my new raised garden planter box. Thyme, Basil, Chives & Parsley. They arrived exactly when expected and were packed perfectly. They were in great shape and are loving their new location. So far so good ! I am very happy with this supplier.

From Lyn | April 09, 2014

Herb order

Genovese Basil Plants arrived in good condition.

From Debbie | March 27, 2014

Herb plantings

by priority mail received Basil-Genovese in 3 work days with USPS. Received Heirloom-Tomatoes in 4 work days by UPS. Both shipments arrived fine in California. There were planting instructions with tomatoes; none with basil. I am satisfied with the 2 orders and will probably order again next year. Jack

From John | June 08, 2013

Basil Genovese Herb plant

Basil looked great...planted right away. doing well!

From Michele | June 07, 2013

Basil Genovese

The herb plant was very healthy.

From Rebecca | June 07, 2013

Great for pesto

This was my first experience with this Basil variety. I wasn't disappointed. It grew quite well all season, and made great pesto. I only wish I'd purchased more than one plant!

From Jennifer | December 29, 2012

Make Pesto almost as good as in Italy

We live in the south of France, near the Italian border, part of the year. Here in New York this is the tastiest most aromatic Basil plant on our terrace. We harvest the leaves as needed. Thank you GrowJoy!

From Lydia | August 13, 2012

Good looking herb plant

Packaging kept this plant in great condition upon arrival...will be great in cooking

From Arlene | July 19, 2012

Nice Basil plants

Prompt delivery of stocky Basil Genovese herb plants. Planted just before heat wave, so watered every 2-3 days. Doing well so far. Nipping buds already.

From Richard | July 03, 2012

24 herbs I bought

I purchased 24 herb plants for a kitchen garden in an assisted living setting. Every herb arrived in gorgeous condition. And took off as soon as planted. This is a 5 star company!

From Beverly | July 03, 2012

Excellent product and service

I purchased to Genovese Basil plants and they arrived as promised and are thriving. I replanted them into a bigger pot and they beautiful. I am very please with GrowJoy and would recommend this company to my friends.

From Linda | July 02, 2012

Big and beautiful

I'm always so happy with GrowJoy plants and these are so great - we've already been cooking with this Basil, planted a month ago.

From Tinga | June 18, 2012