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Hristo Linkov
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HI everyone,
I just found out about a type of basil that is perennial - African Blue basil.
IT does not go to seed phase and usually it is grown from cuttings. The problem is
where to get these from. Any ideas will be more than welcome.Thank you.
 
Daron Williams
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Hristo Linkov wrote:HI everyone,
I just found out about a type of basil that is perennial - African Blue basil.
IT does not go to seed phase and usually it is grown from cuttings. The problem is
where to get these from. Any ideas will be more than welcome.Thank you.


Looks interesting! Though in my area it would need to be grown in a pot and brought in during the winter or protected some how from frosts. Looks like it can't deal with frosts from the sites I was looking at. But it would be great to try growing this! Sounds like it grows really well and would provide basil all year in warmer areas.

Here are some sites that offer it for sell:

Richters
Accents for Home and Garden
Companion Plants

I have not ordered plants from any of these sites so I can say which one would be better to order from or what their plant quality is.

If you end up growing it please give us all an update!
 
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I have grown it. It will take NO frost at all. It is perennial in 10b (35f winter) or if you bring it in. It didn't grow well from cuttings and I usually lost the plant I had after the season ended, I think it needs to go in a very large pot and needs LOTS of sun. When I found it, it was offered in large city nurseries and fairly hard to find. It's very pretty.
 
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