African Blue Basil (Plant)
African Blue Basil (Plant)
African Blue Basil (Plant)

African Blue Basil (Plant)

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We have .75 gallon pots available 

African Blue Basil Herb Plants produce purple-veined leaves with a strong, earthy flavor and a warm, sweet camphor scent. The flowers are very decorative. Basil grows best in full sun locations with moist, well-drained soil. It can easily be grown indoors.

When I first saw ‘African Blue’ basil in bloom, I was amazed. I had never seen so many bees on one plant! A must for beekeepers or anyone looking to bring pollinators into their garden and additionally the leaves make a very tasty pesto. It is very cold tolerant and the only basil that is perennial. An accidental cross between a tall East African basil and ‘Dark Opal’, ‘African Blue’ grows to 1.5-2’ tall when pinched for eating and a 3’x3’ bush if left to bloom. Purple buds open to lavender flowers and the leaves may have purple speckles on the underside. It does not set seeds and thus keeps growing/blooming until frost. Pinch your plant to encourage bushiness, then plant in full sun and well amended soil. Keep moist for the best flavor.

We grow our African Blue Basil plants organically.

Plant Needs
Preferred Sunlight: Full Sun (6+ hours)
Preferred Soil Moisture: Moist, Well-drained