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Ocimum kilimandscharicum (Blue African Basil) 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.

Blue African Basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum) Herb in 1 litre Pot 

This herb is a great culinary variety and a lovely garden plant.  It has purple veined leaves and an impressive pink edible flower.  It is a sterile hybrid of two other species of Basil it blooms profusely, but being sterile can never go to seed. It is also taller than many basil cultivars. It is very attractive to bees and other pollinators. This plant should be treated as an annual it may overwinter in a green house but it may struggle due to shorter days. 

Herb Usage

Use in the same way as normal basil. All parts of the flower, leaves and stems are edible, although some might find the camphor scent strong in this variety, as with all Basil it will make a great pesto and can be used as a seasoning in soups and salads, particularly those featuring tomato, green beans or chicken. 

Buy Blue African Basil Online

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

Ocimum kilimandscharicum (Blue African Basil) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Blue
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Ocimum kilimandscharicum
Hardiness RHS rating H1b - Heated Greenhouse
Culinary Salads
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Teas and Tissanes
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Attractive Foliage
Type of Garden Container/Patio
  • 5

    Posted by D.Sher on 2nd Jul 2021

    Well packaged healthy plants - Hooksgreenherbs are great!

  • 5

    Posted by Cathy on 18th Jun 2021

    Beautiful specimens, will definitely be purchasing more!

  • 5
    Great service well packaged good plants

    Posted by Unknown on 12th Jun 2020

    Very efficient ordering process with speedy delivery and healthy blue basil plants. Will definitely use again

  • 5
    Nice healthy plant

    Posted by Unknown on 25th Sep 2019

    Very happy with the perennial basil plants. Many thanks.

  • 5
    Sylvia 23

    Posted by Unknown on 24th May 2016

    Excellent packaging. Good size quality plants