Ocimum x 'Dark Opal' (African Blue Basil)
In this mix
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Perennial (grown as an annual)
- Container Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- April - October
- 75cm (30in)
- Common name
- African Basil
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- Sow from March under cover. Best grown in containers in the glasshouse or a sunny windowsill but can be planted outside from June when nights are warm, in a sheltered position in full sun.
An excellent choice for an edible container which looks and tastes good for a six-month stretch. Plus it's a fantastic filler for a flower arrangement.
Grows well in a container. Basil hates having wet roots overnight, so aim to water plants in the morning if possible. Keep plants bushy and productive by pinching the tips of branches regularly and remove any flowers that start to develop.