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Basil - Camphor Basil

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Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 1.5m
Position: Full sun
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Camphor Basil Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Ocimum kilimanscharicum

Camphor basil is a large growing perennial to 1.3 meters, with ovate silvery, grey green leaves. This basil plant is a highly prized ornamental shrub with white to lilac flowers on tall stalks. As the plant gains height and age the hairy stems become woody. It can look ‘most unlike basil’, especially to those who are unfamiliar with the many types of basil varieties. Camphor basil prefers full sun, is drought tolerant and frost tender. It can be grown in the garden or in large containers.

Camphor basil has an ‘interesting’ aroma and adds a slightly medicinal fragrance to the garden! This basil is the source of commercial camphor production. It can be considered one of the most valuable plants in the garden for its use as an insect repellent, both in the garden and in the house. Dried leaves can be placed in sachets, stored with clothing and used to keep moths at bay. When planted in containers around outdoor living areas the camphor or menthol aroma is pleasing and helps keep annoying mosquitos away.

Due to the pungent aroma and strong taste this basil is not really intended for culinary use. However, some people still suggest using it in salad dressings and sauces. Medicinal uses in the past have included treatment for malaria and fevers. Today it is more likely to be used as a tea or in baths as treatment for colds and flu.

Each basil variety has distinctive features, however, the general properties and growing conditions are very similar and details can be found in our Basil entry.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

20th January Update: Herb Plants will be back on Sale Jan 25th 2022. Read more here.

20th January 2021 Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays.

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)  Update: Herb Plant orders that are not in "next day" delivery zones will only be sent on Mondays due to lockdowns.

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

We want you to be thrilled with your purchase from us. If you are not satisfied with an item and need to return it, we're here to help.

Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

Find out more about our Returns & Refunds.

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    CD
    10/16/2021
    Carolyn D.
    Australia Australia

    New Addition

    Perfect edition to my evolving herb garden. Plant wonderfully packed and arrived happy and healthy, will be buying more from you.

    SO
    09/12/2021
    Svetlana O.
    Australia Australia

    Camphor basil

    Very positive experience, happy with a plant and a quality of service. Thank you.

    Mudbrick Herb Cottage Basil - Camphor Basil Review
    LB
    08/29/2021
    Lauren B.
    Australia Australia

    Really fresh herbs all the way from interstate

    Was so surprised by how fr she and cared for the herbs were upon arrival. Smells beautiful. Excited to see them grow here in their new interstate home.