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One of my favourite edible containers which looks and tastes good for a good 6 month stretch.

Genus Ocimum basilicum
Variety African Blue
Group Herb
Type Tender Perennial (grown as a Half-Hardy Annual)
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Well-drained
Height 50 -75cm (30in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Flowering June - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Fab plant

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Reviewed 30th September 2016 by Alison

I love this basil, it has done amazingly well in my garden and is still going strong. It has a gorgeous colour and grows into sturdy plants which have so far survived weather in the Penines. I've used it for culinary use and for cut flower arrangements where it looks amazing and lasts well. It's definately one of my favourite plants which I will continue to grow each year. Brilliant!

Died on me!

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Reviewed 7th May 2016 by Alex

When these arrived they were very dry so I potted up straight away and gave them a good watering. They seemed to revive but over the following days have slowly wilted and died. I'm not sure where I went wrong. Shame because I was looking forward to growing these.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that the Basil arrived in a poor condition, it sounds like the box might have been stuck in the post slightly longer than expected. Please do let our customer service team know and we can either replace them or arrange for a full refund to be issued to you. If you would like further advice about growing basil please contact our horticultural adviser at plantadvice@sarahraven.com


Posted 22nd June 2016