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Basil

Basil

November tip: These annual plants grow, flower, set seed and die within a year. It’s the circle of life, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t get any more flowers. If you’re feeling adventurous, try collecting some seed, store somewhere dry and plant shallow in compost next spring

Latin name
Ocimum basilicum
Type
Tender annual herb
Final height
0.3m
Final width
0.3m
Situation
Full sun
Flowering months
Summer (pink / white)
Can it be multiplied
By seed (spring/summer)
Edible
Yes
Toxic
None reported
Bee friendly
No
Plant care tip
Pinch out flowerheads as they appear and cut back after flowering