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

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

Regular price $12.95

Live African Blue Basil
Ships in 100% Biodegradable Coconut Fiber Planter

African Blue Basil is a gorgeous rare perennial basil with rich purple flowers. The leaves are also deep purple when young. African Blue Basil grows taller and flowers more profusely than many other basil types and is excellent at attracting pollinators year-round.  We love to use the fragrant pink and purple flowers in teas and the leaves in stir-fries.

Because African Blue Basil is a sterile hybrid of two other unique basil varieties, it does not produce seeds and can only be propagated through cuttings. It is a fast growing plant and when mature makes an excellent hedge.  This is a Sow Exotic must have for any permaculture or herb garden.

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Herb

Flowering & Harvest Season: In bloom and ready to harvest year-round.

Mature Size: 18-24 in

Soil & Moisture: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Well-drained soil

Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade (Part Shade in extreme heat)

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11; Zone 8 with frost protection

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.