Ocimum obovatum

A compact basil with small, very aromatic leaves and small 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: 30cm, 30cm.
  • Lifespan: Annual
  • Use: Piquant leaves add interest to a range of dishes including tomato, pesto, pasta, salads and vinegars.
  • Companion Planting: Plant near capsicums, tomatoes and beans to enhance their growth. Attracts bees.
  • Range: 100mm Herb pots

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