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African Blue Basil

Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens x kilimandscharicum

Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens x kilimandscharicum, African Blue Basil

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Ocimum

Clusters of small pink/mauve tubular flowers in summer. Dark purple, hairy, oval pointed leaves that have a camphor scent. The plants are used as a fly deterrent. Culinary; used with vegetable and meat dishes.

Hardiness: H1c (5 to 10C)

Type: Evergreen Perennial

Height: up to 70cm

Spread: 40cm

Aspect: Full Sun

Soil type: Loam, Sand, Free Draining

pH: Universal pH

Habit: Upright

Flowering colour: Pink, Mauve

Flowering time: Summer

Uses: Culinary & Medicinal

Attracts pollinators: Yes

Container suitability: Yes

UK native: No

Caution: N/A

Grown from seed: No

Propagation: Cuttings

Maintenance: N/A

Harvest: N/A