Attracts Bees and Butterflies
Ideal Pot Plant
Height: 2.5 feet
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
Hardiness: LEVEL 6 - see 'Description' tab below
Basil, African is a very beautiful plant with aromatic deep green leaves splashed with purple. Striking long flower spikes of bright mauve-pink. Should also be called ‘Bee Basil’ as they adore the flowers!
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). This variety looks stunning in a pot on the patio where you can enjoy the aroma and the beautiful flowers. Although one should cut out the flowers on most basils, please leave some for the bees on this variety!
This aromatic herb is great in the kitchen and adds flavour to many recipes. For best results add towards the end of cooking. It is famous for the unique flavour it imparts to tomato and pasta dishes. One of the best known recipes for Basil is of course Pesto sauce.
£2.40 – £6.00
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
This plant is LEVEL 6 – Not hardy – requires a heated environment over winter months such as the house
These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).
2 – 3 Foot
Pinks, Mauves, Blues
|Ideal for Bee & Butterfly|
|Herbs for Tea|
|Ideal for Tubs & Containers|
Yes but large container
Garnish, Salads, Sauces, Oils and Vinegars, Soups, Vegetables
1.5 Litre potted plant, 10cm (pot width) plant, 2 Litre potted plant
|Width / Spread|