African Blue Basil

This sterile, versatile hybrid, that never sets seed and is propagated only from cuttings, originally was an accidental cross between a tall East African camphor basil and ‘Dark Opal.’ Gorgeous green leaves, with dark purple veining give rise to a dark-purple calyx with rosy-pink flowers.You can pinch and harvest the leaves often to satisfy your pesto needs and culinary endeavors, or allow to bush into a fragrant, 3-foot magnificent wonder for your cutting garden that will bloom until frost. Your local pollinators will thank you for the latter! More suited to indoor growing than most basils, you can either pot up to bring indoors or take cuttings in the fall to keep the love alive.

Categories : Herbs , Herbs & Greens
Tags : 2022