Height: 2.5 feet Aspect: Sun Soil Type: Free draining Uses: Culinary and Decorative Care: Place outside in the summer. Keep warm (15 degrees) and in a light and dry atmosphere in the winter Usually available: Late April to September Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Basil, African is a very beautiful plant with deep green leaves splashed with purple and long flower spikes of bright mauve-pink. Perhaps not the flavour of the classic tender varieties but this can be forgiven because African basil has the huge advantage of being a perennial. Keep warm and dry inside during cooler months (above 15 degrees). Although one should cut out the flowers on most basils, please leave some for the bees on this variety!