African Blue Basil

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About African Blue Basil Plants

Elevate your garden with the captivating beauty of African Blue Basil. Its fragrant foliage and large edible flowers, beloved by pollinators, make it a standout choice for both culinary and ornamental purposes. This quick-growing basil boasts dark green to purple foliage adorned with striking dark purple spiked flowers, adding a touch of elegance to any landscape.

African Blue Basil (Ocimum basilicum African Blue), also known as Magic Mountain Basil, offers a unique twist to traditional basil varieties. With pink flowers and dark purple calyxes, its blossoms are not only attractive but also delectable, perfect for salads, drinks, or garnishes. Unlike other basils, African Blue Basil is sterile, ensuring longer bloom time until frost. Its flowers can be plucked for culinary use or used whole for a dramatic culinary bouquet.

Growing African Blue Basil Plants

Cultivating African Blue Basil is a delight for gardeners of all skill levels. Thriving in full sun and rich, compost-enriched soil, it reaches heights of 30 to 36 inches with a spread of 20 to 24 inches. With its rapid growth and heat tolerance, African Blue Basil is an ideal choice for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. Whether planted in containers, herb gardens, or pollinator gardens, this versatile herb adds charm and allure to any landscape. Cooler climates can take a cutting to overwinter and keep as a kitchen herb.

This basil variety requires consistent watering until established and benefits from regular pruning to maintain its form. With its resistance to deer and its appeal to pollinators, African Blue Basil offers not only aesthetic beauty but also functional benefits to your garden.

Our premium, organically grown African Blue Basil plants come ready to plant, allowing you to effortlessly enhance your garden with this enchanting herb!

Our USDA-Certified Organic herbs come potted in quality soil and ready to plant!

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Bloom Color Pink, Purple
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 8.0
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 2 - 11

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 2 - 3' tall x 2 - 3' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 2 - 3' apart to ensure room for growth.

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 2 - 11
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.


Pollination is not required for this variety.

This variety does not require pollination to produce a harvestable crop.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow herbs in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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