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.
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.
Common name:WILD BASIL, CLINOPODIUM VULGARE