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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 9 cm 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.
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|
|Latin Name||Ocimum kilimandscharicum|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H1b - Heated Greenhouse|
|Medicinal/Cosmetic||Teas and Tissanes|
|Special Features||Attractive Foliage|
|Type of Garden||Container/Patio|
Beautiful specimens, will definitely be purchasing more!
Very efficient ordering process with speedy delivery and healthy blue basil plants. Will definitely use again
Very happy with the perennial basil plants. Many thanks.
Excellent packaging. Good size quality plants