Sweet Basil ‘Siam Queen’ is a lovely basil that produces dark purple flowers on sturdy plants. The leaves are extra large and have a very strong, clove-like scent. Siam Queen was a AAS winner in 1997. It is very popular in Thailand and is known as Thai basil. Basil is a tender annual that comes from the Old World tropics. It prefers sunny locations and rich soil. Appreciates afternoon shade in hot, southern climates. Can be grown in containers indoors as well as outside. Culinary uses: Mediterranean, Thai and southeastern Asian cuisine; curries, fish and beef dishes.