Fresh Potted Herbs delivered first class from £4.95
This variety combines the traditional mint flavour with more than a hint of basil. Chefs suggest that once cooked into a dish the mint element of the flavour is burned away, leaving only more predominantly basil flavour.
Latin Name Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Basil'
Soil Type: Moist Soil
Where should I plant this variety? Sun or partial shade
How tall does it grow? Aprox 60cm
How much space does it need? Spreads rapidly. Keep contained
When does it flower?
Top care tips: Prune back after flowering and divide late in the year. Keep this variety contained!
"Now at Urban Herbs, we love Basssssiiiillllllll (sorry Sybil) but it can be a fussy grower. If you are growing the fabulous Greek Basil, it is seasonal, it doesn’t like the cold, which is a massive shame because we use so much of it. Now Basil Mint solves a problem because this provides you with delicious Basil flavour that grows as enthusiasticlly as Mint. And when I say enthusiastic I really mean it. If given the chance this variety will take over your life well your garden anyway.
Chefs that we work with at BBC Good Food Show have said that they feel when the leaves are cooked, the mint element of the flavour is burned away slightly leaving the Basil flavour behind. That sounds fantastic doesn’t it? Well I assure you that it tastes even better!
Mentha x piperita f. citrata 'Basil' is definitely a useful variety to add to your collection.
Delivery options explained.
All herbs dispatched with Royal Mail first class delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.
If your plant is available on our surplus list it will be available as an option for immediate dispatch. We dispatch fresh herbs by first class Royal Mail delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday or Tuesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend.
Herb plants are dispatched from April – August each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.
If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.