Ocimum basilicum

A vigorous basil with purple-tinged leaves, stems and flowers suitable for growing in pots and garden beds.

  • Growing Tip: Plant in rich soil and water and fertilise regularly. Pinch out tips to promote business. Protect from snails, frost and strong winds. Keep moist in dry weather.
  • Position: Full sun, Part shade
  • Height / Spacing: 30-60cm, 30-60cm
  • Lifespan: Annual
  • Use: The large leaves are highly aromatic and redolent of aniseed. Ideal for curries.
  • Companion Planting: Plant near capsicums, tomatoes and beans to enhance their growth. Attracts bees.
  • Range: 100mm Herb pots

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