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Lime Basil

Lime Basil

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Plant name: Ocimum africanum 'Lime'

Other names: Lime basil

Category: Perennial

Plant family: Lamiaceae

Light preference: Full sun

Soil preference: Loam, sand. Acid, Alkaline, Neutral. Well-drained.

Flowering/fruiting month: May - October


  • 0.1-0.5 metres height
  • 0.1-0.5 metres spread

Description: A short-lived bushy perennial to 50cm high and is often grown as an annual culinary herb. The dark green leaves are aromatic with a citrus scent; spikes of small whitish flowers appear in late summer and early autumn.

Care: Grow in a light, well-drained, fertile soil in a sheltered position in full sun. May be grown as a short-lived sub-shrub in mild areas or over-wintered under glass. Propagate by softwood cuttings. Pinch out flowerheads as they appear to ensure continued leaf growth. Cut back after flowering.

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