Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Bees
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
Purple
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Container
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil

Ocimum 'African Blue'

African Blue Basil

A wonderful culinary basil with qualities like that of Basil Opal, but stronger with a camphor or clove scent. Purple leaves with red-purple undersides and purple-pink spiky flowers are attractive in the herb garden.

Attracts bees
Attracts butterflies
Deer Resistant

Height:

24-36 Inches

Spacing:

24"

Bloom Time:

August - mid fall

Bloom Color:

Purple-pink

Ocimum (o-sy'-mum)

Family: Labiatae · Common Name: Basil

Wonderful assortment of green or purple leaved warm weather annuals exude sweet pungent aroma and the flavorful leaves are used in a variety of dishes. Great addition to the vegetable or flower garden and excellent in patio containers.

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