Common name: WILD BASIL, CLINOPODIUM VULGARE
This lovely dwarf catmint forms a low cushion of hairy fragrant leaves, above which, from July until September, arise short spikes carrying globular clusters of bright pink flowers, rather like a candelabra. This is possibly the last of the catmints to be in flower. Wild Basil has mauve coloured flowers unlike Garden Basil which has white flowers.
Sowing advice: SOW AT ANYTIME. COVER WITH COMPOST OR GRIT 5mm. DEEP. KEEP MOIST IN A WARM SPOT OUTSIDE OR IN A PROPAGATOR AT 15-20 DEGREES C. GROW ON SEEDLINGS IN 3" POTS. PLANT OUT IN GOOD, WELL-DRAINED GARDEN SOIL.
$2.98 / packet