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Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb Plant

Your price: $7.34
  • - Spacing: 12 inches
  • - Days to Harvest: 25
  • - Sweet with a touch of spice
  • - Each 3-Inch Pot contains 1 Italian Large Leaf Basil Herb Plant
Plant Features

Large Leaf Basil is a fragrant and flavorful herb with large, oval-shaped leaves with serrated edges and a bright green color. The herb has a sweet, yet slightly spicy flavor with hints of anise and mint. It is commonly used in many dishes, from pastas and pizzas to salads, soups, and sauces. It is also great for adding flavor to vegetables, grilled meats, and fish.

Basil Companion Plants: Peppers, Carrots, Chives

Our Italian Large Leaf 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

Not My Favorite

Not as hearty as the Genovese

From Nancy | September 16, 2023


Basil is doing great

From Michael | August 14, 2023


Healthy plant upon arrival. Growing wwell in composted soil.

From Carolyn | June 03, 2023

Excellent Quality!

I ordered several herbs and they were expertly packaged, high quality, healthy and it was a great selection. The herbs were shipped promptly as I’d requested and for a decent price. I’ll buy from GrowJoy again!

From Heidi | May 24, 2023


This basil plant arrived in superb condition and is already a nice size. The packaging was superior as always. Another excellent plant from an excellent company!

From Mary | April 29, 2023


The basil is exactly as advertised. It’s doing great and looks great

From Gina | April 25, 2022

Growing Strong

Bought 2 plants and they both are growing well all season long. 1 of my plants didn't arrive well, but received great customer service and it eventually rebounded.

From anonymous | July 08, 2021

Italian Basil plant

Plants were in great condition when arrived. I planted in the garden and is doing well. I grew this herb last 2 years from Grow Joy and am very happy with the result. Looking forward to making pesto!

From Frank | June 25, 2021

Arrived in great shape

I purchase some of my veggie and herb starter plants every year from GrowJoy. I am never disappointed.

From sabrina | May 11, 2021

French Garden

This plant is right out my back door. And every time I go in and out the door and brush up against I just imagine what a French or Italian herb garden must smell like.

From Patti | July 13, 2020

Italian Basil

Nice plants, arrived healthy and intact. They're now growing nicely.

From GREGORY | May 08, 2020



From Chris | April 05, 2020

Lovely plants and excellent service

I ordered a couple of these plants and one got crushed during shipping- to no fault of Grow Joy. Everything was packaged amazingly well. After a quick chat a new healthy plant was on its way!

From Amanda | March 23, 2020


Shipped caused stress recovered and now growing

From David | March 18, 2020


Excellent plants - better than local nursery plants.

From Linda | July 08, 2019

Italian large leaf basil

Beautiful basil plant. I have made pesto with it, the flavor is phenomenal.

From anonymous | June 22, 2019

Very healthy

I bought two that arrived taller than expected and very healthy. GrowJoy packs everything perfectly so I never worry anything will be smashed or broken.

From Michelle | June 19, 2019

Brilliant producer

Producing more than I can consume lol...amazing plant

From James | June 18, 2019


This is the second year I have ordered plants form GrowJoy and they are the best....They package the product better than any other place I have ordered from.

From Susan | May 23, 2019

Doing Great

Looks great and growing fast. Has grown about 2 inches or more since I transplanted them.

From anonymous | June 15, 2018

Very nice Basil

This is a great looking plant with nice, big leaves. I really appreciate how well packaged it was and how the soil was still moist upon arrival. Very pleased!

From Jenny | April 18, 2018


My Basil Italian Large Leaf Herb plant is so fragrant and delicious in my homemade sauce!! I'm just loving it! Thank you GrowJoy for your superior plants!

From Josie | August 03, 2017

Basil Italian

Beautiful Basil plant. Just planted. Well packed for shipment.

From judy | April 07, 2017

Basil-Italian Large Leaf Herb Plant

These leaves have lots of flavor . Very fast growing , over two feet high . Great to season and bake or grill chicken with .

From Tom | November 27, 2016

Great Service!

The post office delivered the plant 2 days after the tracking showed it arrived. It was dry and couldn't be saved. The customer service of GrowJoy immediately sent out another one which arrived quickly and in great shape.

From Lorraine | July 12, 2016


I have ordered many plants online. I was completely and pleasantly surprised by the health and size of this Basil Italian Large Leaf Herb Plant. I had to plant it in an 8" pot(I start most of my plants in 4" pots)to give to roots room. It is fragrant and beautiful.

From Abby | September 15, 2015

Nice full plant

This Basil Italian plant arrived mid summer in great condition. A really nice size and ready to grow!

From Robin | August 06, 2015


Everything was great except for an issue with shipping.

From John | June 25, 2015

Great place to order from

Always perfect Basil Herb plants delivered, thanks!

From anonymous | May 29, 2015

great product

Very satisfied with my Basil Italian Large Leaf Herb plants.

From Daniel | May 15, 2015

Excellent Condition & Size

I ordered several different plants and all of them arrived within the time frame promised for delivery. They all arrived in excellent condition and a nice size. I am hoping the Basil-Italian Large Leaf tastes as good as people say. I highly recommend GrowJoy.

From Max | May 08, 2015

GrowJoy Makes Gardening Easy

I'm basically going to write the same review for each item I ordered. GrowJoy really knows what they're doing when it comes to growing plants; vegetable, herbs and flowering and packing them to ship across the United States. I received my babies in fantastic condition. They were packed with care and they arrived safely. This is the third year I've ordered from GrowJoy  and with each new year I'm ordering more because of their quality, prices and customer support when you have questions about anything you order from them!

From Claudia | June 07, 2014

Basil plant

good looking Italian Large Leaf plant

From anonymous | June 01, 2014

memories by Italian Large Leaf

When I opened my order the smell of Basil brought me back to old memories, specifically Sunday dinner with my mother's great Sunday sauce.

From anonymous | May 22, 2014

Great Basil Herb plant

As fresh as if I bought it locally

From anonymous | May 11, 2014

Doing well - nice large leaf plant

All the varieties of Basil that I purchased arrived healthy, happy and are thriving. Growing nicely in the garden. All plants are packed professionally and arrived with no damage whatsoever.

From Frances | April 10, 2014

Great Basil!

They arrived very fast and were great! Thank you!!

From Gail | October 18, 2013

thick and hardy Basil

These transitioned right into the garden. I couldn't help but nibble leaves and inhale the aroma right out of the box. Thank you GrowJoy for high quality herbs.

From Denise | October 10, 2013

Basil--A staple for my home

The plant arrived is perfect condition.. or better stated, it survived UPS delivery. GrowJoy advised in big bold print that the package contained PERISHABLE products, but UPS, as usual, ignored the warning and delivered the plants at 7 p.m. keeping them in a hot, Phoenix baked truck all day. If only companies would stop using UPS!!!

From Fran | July 22, 2013

Beautiful Basil

Plants arrived packed beautifully and healthy; am excited to start pinching away!!

From Barbara | July 08, 2013


nice full herb plant arrived in good shape, all ready for harvesting.

From anonymous | July 03, 2013

Healthy Basil

All of the Basil plants I ordered looked great when they arrived. Some of my other herb plants didn't seem to looks so well upon arrival but the Basil was great and seems to be doing fantastic in my garden. I'm not sure if it was just the shipping that was traumatic to my other herbs or not but the Dill looked pretty sad when it arrived and still isn't doing so hot in the garden. If you thinking about buying the Basil it's a good purchase.

From anonymous | May 23, 2013

all the plant i recently purchased this year

I am happy from the way they are shipped so carefully, to the wonderful size of the plants, I am very happy with my purchases and will continue to use you for my needs. thank you

From Tammy | May 14, 2013

nice Herb plants

The Basil Italian Large Leaf Herbs arrived in good condition, packed well

From Mary | April 11, 2013

Beautiful, healthy, TASTY plant!

I love my Basil plant! I re-potted it right away in a big bigger pot, and it's doing so well. I have it inside under a grow light, and it's very happy. I've already used the Basil in several things, and tasted it by itself. It's so flavorful.

From KeriLynn | August 24, 2012

Bridal Shower Favors

I ordered Basil, Lavender and other herbs as table decorations and favors for a bridal shower. The herbs arrived in mint condition and they were a hit as favors. Everyone loved them! What a great idea!

From Linda | August 13, 2012

Basil Herb

This little plant is taking off nicely. The fresh smell and taste of Basil is lovely. I want to bring it inside for winter and hope that it keep producing leaves.

From Deb | August 09, 2012

Healthy plant

The Basil Italian plants arrived healthy and I must note there is a possibility of delay in shipment for extra scan by whom ever!!!!!

From anonymous | August 03, 2012

A new fan of Basil

It's my 1st time ordering herbs online and I'm glad I found this place. The Basil I received about a month ago is still thriving and very very fragrant. I will be ordering more herbs.

From ty | July 06, 2012

Nice Italian Basil plants

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

From Richard | July 03, 2012

Big and beautiful

Really nice plant and growing like crazy!

From Tinga | June 18, 2012

very healthy herbs

The Basil Italian Herb plants were packed well and are very healthy!

From Mary | May 04, 2011