African Blue Basil (Ocimum kilimandscharicum × basilicum 'Dark Opal')

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We love growing rare African Blue Basil for it's beautiful fragrance and because it is so attractive to pollinators. Focus your eyes on the deep purple variegated shrub for only a moment and you will think it is moving! It's totally a buzz with bees and pollinators! African Blue Basil is related to the common basil but this variety grows as a shrub rather than a leafy herb.

African Blue Basil is an amazing addition to any herb garden and makes a fantastic companion plant in your food forest and best of all, it is one of the few types of basil that grows as a perennial. 

Plant Type: 
Annual Herb in zone 5-10,
Perennial herb in 10b+

Harvest Season: 
Spring-Fall

Mature Size: 
Up to 2 ft. tall

Soil & Moisture: 
Moist, well-draining soil

Light Requirements: 
Full Sun

Self-Fertile: 
Yes

Growth Rate: 
Fast

Zone Hardiness: 
Outdoors 5+ with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation: 
Our African Blue Basil  is grown by cuttings, capable of production within growing season.

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