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Ocimum minimum (Bush Basil) Herb Plant

  • Buy Ocimum minimum 'Bush Basil' | Herb Plant for Sale in 9cm Pot
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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.
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Bush Basil (Ocimum minimum) Herb in 9cm Pot 

A lovely basil, this is more compact variety of the typical sweet basil, with smaller pointed leaves. 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,  remove flowers as soon as they begin to appear to avoid the plant running to seed. Easy to grow in a sunny spot. Perfect for herb gardens or the front of a border, and also great for a container by the kitchen door or on a bright window cill.

Ideally grown in pots or containers so it can be moved to the ideal growing conditions.

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.


Other Details

Aspect/Site:
Full sun
Soil Type:
Very well drained soil
Flower Colour:
Cream
Height:
30cm
Spread:
30cm
Latin Name:
Ocimum minimum 'Bush Basil'
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

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