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Basil 'Queen of Sheba'

Elegant basil with ebony stems and beautiful rich coloured buds and showy flowers, excellent for scattering over tomato or a green leaf salad, along with its leaves.
1

3 x 9cm pots

150 seeds

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
45cm (18in)
Common name
Basil
Moisture
Moist but 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

Elegant basil with ebony stems and beautiful rich coloured buds and showy flowers, excellent for scattering over tomato or a green leaf salad, along with its leaves. It has a warm, aromatic flavour. This is the most ornamental basil — a proper glamour-Queen.

Care Tips

Grows well in a container, keep re-potting into a slightly larger pot when roots start to show through the drainage holes at the bottom. Water plants in the morning if possible. Keep plants bushy by pinching the tips and removing any flowers.