A very popular Greek variety that comes back every year. Grows beautiful spiral blooms with white and purple flowers. Makes a beautiful ornament, attracts bees and is full of antioxidants and beneficial oils, makes an invigorating herbal tea.
Perennial basil - Ocimum basilicum spp.
- Grows into a beautiful perennial bush that lives for over 7 years, comes back bigger every year and has amazing white and purple flowers that bring a buzz to your garden.
- Prefers a morning sun position that helps protect from harsh afternoon sun, with well drained nutrient rich soil. It will thrive in both a pot and the ground.
- This basil has an intense aroma and flavour, can be used in cooking however more commonly used for tea and bath infusions. It is rich in essential oils that invigorate your senses when infused in bath or spa water as well as calming you when drank as tea before bed.
- A musthave herb for basil and flower lovers will attract plenty of bees and other beneficial insects and makes a beautiful summer ornament.
- Grows into a bushy shrub up to 1.5 metres.