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Basil, African


Attracts Bees and Butterflies


Ideal Pot Plant

Tender Perennial
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

Rated 5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

Basil, African

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!


Out of stock

Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg

2 – 3 Foot

Life Cycle

Tender Perennial


Pinks, Mauves, Blues

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly



Not Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers

Yes but large container

Culinary Herbs

Garnish, Salads, Sauces, Oils and Vinegars, Soups, Vegetables


Savory Spiced

Herb Group




2 reviews for Basil, African

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barbara Price (verified owner)

    If you love to see a plant covered in honey bees and bumble bees as well as many other insects, please grow this. At the last count, 10 minutes ago, there were over 30 in total and I only grew 1 tub full. It has also flowered since the end of June, showing no sign of stopping, still vigorous with no sign of disease and has been an absolute delight.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bev Lawrence (verified owner)

    Last week I purchased several of these lovely plants online from Norfolk Herbs for my sister as a Birthday Gift, they arrived today and she is absolutely delighted . She has told me that each plant is at least 10 inches tall , smell wonderful and are extremely healthy and covered in flowers,
    Many Thanks for a very quick delivery .This is my first experience of Norfolk Herbs and I’m sure it won’t be the last

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