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Basil, Bush (Ocimum minimum)



Ideal Pot Plant
Height: 18 inches
Aspect: Frost free, sheltered, warm and sunny
Soil Type: Free draining
Uses: Culinary
Care: Can be placed outside during hot, dry periods. Water and feed in the morning or at midday. Cut out flowers as they form.
Usually available: May to August
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot

Basil, Bush (Ocimum minimum)

Basil, Bush – Ocimum minimum

Basil, Bush – Ocimum minimum is a tender annual famous for its culinary use. This variety is very compact, with small green leaves. It is perfect for pot culture.

Basils require full sun in a sheltered well drained position, they really do not like cold wet conditions. Ideally you should grow them in pots or containers. We advise that Basils are kept in the glasshouse or on a windowsill. You can then move plants outside during warm settled weather. Try not to water in the evening. Remove flowers in order to promote leaf production.

Harvest young leaves from the top to encourage new growth. Always use sharp scissors when cropping.

This aromatic herb is great in the kitchen and adds flavour to many recipes. Bush Basil has a similar taste to Sweet Basil and is ideal for salads and Italian dishes. For best results add towards the end of cooking.


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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

Weight0.5 kg

1 – 2 Foot

Life Cycle



Whites and Creams

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly



Not Medicinal

Planting Position

Full Sun

Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers


Culinary Herbs

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


Savory Spiced

Herb Group





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