That's a good point, about the varieties. I grew a bush basil plant last year (bought as a starter plant) and its leaves are surprisingly small.
This year I'm growing genovese, started from seed indoors a couple months ago. It was easily my biggest plant of all my indoor starts (bigger than the cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers). Transplanted outside just last week, so it hasn't really taken off yet with more new growth, but it's definitely got big leaves and is very hardy.
Our indoor growing conditions weren't especially hot... no grow lamps or anything, just typical room temperature and indirect sun.
Heather, mom to Caileigh 12/06 and aspie ADHD prodigy David 05/98 :intact lact