African Blue Basil - Ocimum 'African Blue'

Plant has a warm, sweet, camphor scent. New leaves are heavily brushed with purple, which fades to deep bright green with purple veining. The undersides are a reddish purple. Stems are slightly hairy and suffused with violet. Produces purple flower spikes. Very aggressive growing variety.

Water Needs: 
Moderate
Foliage Color: 
Green
Landscape Uses: 
Border
Container
Garden Styles: 
Cottage
Light Needs: 
Full Sun
Plant Types: 
Height: 
24-36"
Spread: 
12-24"
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Seasons: 
Summer
Special Features: 
Edible
Growth Habits: 
Round
Cold Hardiness: 
Zone 10
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Prefers well drained soil. Plant out in spring after the risk of frost. Feed with an all purpose fertilizer through the growing season. Remove flower buds to promote foliage growth.

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