Basil – African Blue
Ocimum x 'Kasar'

Zone: Not hardy; grow as an annual
Height: 36"

General:Hybrid basil that forms an upright mound of attractive blue-green leaves with good aroma and flavor. Basil prefers a moist, well-drained soil in plenty of bright sunlight. Pinch to promote fullness.

Culinary Uses:Use fresh leaves to give additional color and slightly different taste to salads. Add with champagne or ginger ale for a refreshing twist on your cocktail. Best to cook slowly to release flavor and let the leaves soften.

Medicinal Uses: The oils of basil, especially camphor containing oil have anti-bacterial properties.

Ornamental Uses: Long pink flowers make a striking garnish. The leaves start out purple when young, only growing green as the given leaf grows to its full size, and even then, retaining purple veins.

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