Basil 'African Blue' | 5 Jumbo Plug Plants
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Basil 'African Blue' | 5 Jumbo Plug Plants

Basil ‘African Blue’ produces a bushy plant that can reach an eventual height of around 75cm. 

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Basil ‘African Blue’ produces a bushy plant that can reach an eventual height of around 75cm. It is an easy to grow herb with dark green purple-veined leaves and is topped with fragrant blue/purple/mauve flowers and has a brilliantly long flowering time, up to six months.     This gorgeous garden plant can be grown for its decorative features alone, as well as its delicious flavour.  For culinary use, just pinch off small sprigs. This will allow the plant to send out more shoots for picking. Basil goes well with tomato dishes and the dainty flowers can be sprinkled onto salads. Highly recommended.

or can be purchased as part of Herb Collection  E

Brand:  Brookside Nursery
Supplied as:  5 Jumbo Plug Plants
Eventual Height:  75cm( 30")
Position:  Sun or Partial Shade
Primary Flower Colour:  Blue
Suitable for Hanging Baskets?  Yes
Suitable for Patio Containers?  Yes
Plant Type:  Tender Perennial
Spacing:  30 cm (12in)
Flowering Period:  June-October

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Our Plug Plants

Our plug plants are supplied in four sizes; small, medium, large and jumbo plugs....
The foliage height will differ depending on variety.

Small Plugs - Trays of 40
The most economical way to purchase your plants. Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown on a windowsill, or in a greenhouse or conservatory, before planting out ready to flower. Compost volume around 2.3cm deep x 1.3cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm depending on variety)

Medium Plugs - Trays of 20
Our brassicas and lettuce are sold as medium plugs. Securely rooted, strong plants in mini-plugs of compost. Will need to be transplanted and grown for a short while on a windowsill, or in a greenhouse or conservatory, before planting out ready to flower. Compost volume around 3cm deep x 2cm square. Foliage height 1.5cm-5cm depending on variety)

Large Plugs - Packs of 5
Pot Ready, Large, Healthy plants, individually rooted in large plugs of compost. Ideal for planting into baskets, containers or small areas in the garden. Best results achieved if grown on for a short while in 9cm pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4cm deep x 3.5cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm depending on variety)

Jumbo  Plugs - Packs of 3
Our premium perennials are supplied as Jumbo plugs. These plans would benefit from potting into large pots (5” upwards”) for a few weeks before planting out in the garden.  Compost volume around 5cm deep x 5cm square. Foliage height 5cm-20cm depending on variety)

Basil ‘African Blue’ can be grown in pots by the kitchen door (if its warm and sunny) or in the border. It requires a fertile, well-drained neutral soil in full sun/partial shade.

‘African Blue’ is one of the few basil varieties that is perennial, officially classed as a half-hardy perennial, (HHP), so it may need some frost protection in the winter in colder areas so once it has died back in late autumn, give it a mulch to protect the crown of the plant. It will reappear the following spring with fresh growth.

It can also be grown as a companion plant in the greenhouse next to aubergines, tomatoes and chillies as it acts as a deterrent to aphids.

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