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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

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!


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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

Weight 0.5 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





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