Basil Holy Herb Plant
Holy Basil / Purple Tulsi
Ocimum tenuiflorum sanctum
Tender Annual. Ht 30cm. Small, serrated edge leaves of olive/purple on purple stem. Also known as Tulsi, often confused with Thai Basil as it's often called Thai Holy Basil, but has a a very different and unique scent and flavour and is commonly used in Thai cuisine.
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Tarragon French Herb Plants
Half Hardy Perennial. Ht 40cm. This tarragon has smooth, dark green, spear shaped, narrow leaves with a very strong flavour that is superior to any other Tarragon. It will need protection from frost. Plant in slightly moist soil in full sun. Used extensively in French cuisine, particularly chicken, egg and fish dishes.
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Mint Apple Herb Plants
Perennial. Ht 1m. A popular mint, this is a tall and vigorous growing variety with large round hairy leaves and mauve flowers in Summer. Plant in a moist, well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. The leaves can be used for mint sauce, jelly, fruit salads and drinks whilst the stems are popular in flower arrangements.
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Basil Herb Plants
A definite in the top 10! We are asked for this all year round but as its a very tender annual we only grow it when natural conditions allow it to flourish in this country. I guess you get used to seeing it in the Supermarkets whatever the season, but, as it needs lots of heat and light and we dont believe in providing that artificially, we wait for the real sunshine that allows the flavour to develop into that familiar and exceptional taste that combines so well with tomatoes.
Sweet Basil is still the most popular and the one that everyone recognises but there are many other varieties; some with a hint of lemon, lime or cinnamon, others with purple or curly leaves or a combination of the two! Then theres Holy and Thai to make your decision even more difficult! Greek Basil with miniature leaves but retaining the same flavour, Bush Basil somewhere between the size of Sweet and Greek or Napolitano, also called lettuce leaved - there are lots to choose from!
What is common throughout is their love of warm sunshine and their need to be watered early in the day, preferably from underneath to allow the stems to be dry at night. A rich, free draining growing medium is best to prevent the stems from rotting; something they are prone to if allowed to stand wet - especially when the temperature drops at night.
Basil Herb Plant Varieties List
Click here or on the photo above to list the Basil Herb Plant varieties available from our nursery.