Basil-African Blue

Basil-African Blue

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3289-00

Regular price $2.50 On Sale

Ocimum kilimandscharicum x basilicum “Dark Opal”

African Blue Basil is a must-have in the garden, as it blooms profusely, and is an excellent pollinator plant. This very fragrant perennial basil has green/purple-veined leaves with light purple flowers. Although it blooms continuously, it does not go to seed, and can only grow from cuttings, which is what makes it perennial. The leaves, stems, and flowers are all edible, and can be used in culinary preparation as a seasoning as well as to make a delicious pesto.

Days to germination  7 days
Days to mature 70-80 days
Life cycle Perennial 
Plant time Spring
Soil temperature Minimum 70 degrees
Soil P.H 5.8-6.2
Sun Full sun
Space 12-24 in.
Height 1-2 ft.
Harvest Mid to late Summer, early to mid Fall

Ocimum kilimandscharicum x basilicum “Dark Opal”

African Blue Basil is a must-have in the garden, as it blooms profusely, and is an excellent pollinator plant. This very fragrant perennial basil has green/purple-veined leaves with light purple flowers. Although it blooms continuously, it does not go to seed, and can only grow from cuttings, which is what makes it perennial. The leaves, stems, and flowers are all edible, and can be used in culinary preparation as a seasoning as well as to make a delicious pesto.

Days to germination  7 days
Days to mature 70-80 days
Life cycle Perennial 
Plant time Spring
Soil temperature Minimum 70 degrees
Soil P.H 5.8-6.2
Sun Full sun
Space 12-24 in.
Height 1-2 ft.
Harvest Mid to late Summer, early to mid Fall