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Ocimum minimum ('Greek' 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.

'Greek' Basil(Ocimum minimum) Herb in 9cm pot

Greek Basil has distinctive miniature pointed leaves on a compact growing plant. This is the Basil you find in the Med when you are on holiday! 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. 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.

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. 

Buy Basil Online

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

Ocimum minimum ('Greek' Basil) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Very well drained soil
Flower Colour Cream
Height 20cm
Spread 20cm
Latin Name Ocimum minimum 'Greek 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
  • 4
    Greek Basil

    Posted by td on 26th Jun 2020

    Some soil lost in transit but otherwise good condition and all now flourishing

  • 5
    excellent introduction to buying herbs on line

    Posted by david wilkin on 10th Jun 2020

    my herbs arrived on time in excellent condition. I planted a herb garden for the first time . Hooksgreen is another first for me and an exciting my plants are thriving and the web site excellent.