African Blue Basil Ocimum killmandscharicum

African Blue Basil (Ocimum killmandscharicum)

Description

Native to East Africa. Tender perennial.

Aromatic foliage repels mosquitoes in the garden and in the house! Spikes of white-to-lavender flowers in midsummer. Attracts bees.

Roll foliage into smudge sticks and burn to keep mosquitoes away from seating areas.

Dried foliage used in sachets repel moths and beetles. Also used as a traditional medicinal tea. Foliage and seeds are used as natural pesticides for stored grains. Read more about them here!

Grows to 6′ tall. Full sun. Prefers well-drained soil.

 

 

Product Description

Native to East Africa. Tender perennial.

Aromatic foliage repels mosquitoes in the garden and in the house! Spikes of white-to-lavender flowers in midsummer. Attracts bees.

Roll foliage into smudge sticks and burn to keep mosquitoes away from seating areas.

Dried foliage used in sachets repel moths and beetles. Also used as a traditional medicinal tea. Foliage and seeds are used as natural pesticides for stored grains. Read more about them here!

Grows to 6′ tall. Full sun. Prefers well-drained soil.