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Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet) Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Basil, Sweet (Ocimum basilicum) Herb in 9cm Pot 

An improved variety of Common Basil, this is a sweet variety, resistant to Fusarium wilt. A vigorous upright plant with bright green leaves and numerous stems, Basil is considered an annual in Britain, but can have its life extended if it is brought indoors when the weather cools. As a culinary herb, Basil needs to be cut to ensure continued leaf production, as if left to its own devices, will become woody and produce small white flowers.

Ideally grown in pots or containers.

Herb Usage

Used in traditional pesto, this aromatic herb is ideal for cooking, either as a garnish or to add freshness to pasta, salads and chicken dishes. Originating in warm tropical regions, Basil has become synonymous with the Mediterranean, where the hot sunny climate allows it to thrive. It does not do well outdoors in cool Summers.

Buy Basil Online

Our potted Basil herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September.

Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Very well drained soil
Flower Colour Cream
Height 30cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Ocimum basilicum
Hardiness RHS rating H1c - Heated Greenhouse
Culinary Mediterranean
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features None
Type of Garden Container/Patio
  • 5

    Posted by Patricia oliver on 8th Jun 2021

    Absolutely delighted with the quality and speedy delivery of my basil plants,smell gorgeous when I walk past them on the garden. Highly recommend this company

  • 5
    Excellent experience with Hooks Green

    Posted by Joy Rutter on 15th Jun 2020

    My herbs arrived vey quickly in excellent condition due to the well-designed packing, and after 11 days in their new home are all thriving and growing well. Looking forward to future shopping.