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Ocimum x 'Dark Opal' (African Blue Basil)

An excellent choice for an edible container which looks and tastes good for a six-month stretch.
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5 young plants

10 young plants

3 x 9cm pots

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Details:

Type
Perennial (grown as an annual)
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
April - October
Height
75cm (30in)
Common name
African Basil
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

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.