Life cycle: Annual Height: 60cm 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 Green Ruffles 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 basilicum 'Green Ruffles'
Green ruffles basil is an annual herb with rich, lime green leaves that have a distinct ruffled and quilted appearance. It is larger plant than common sweet basil and very ornamental, so green ruffles basil makes a nice border or accent plant in the garden. This basil variety grows to 60cm high and 40cm wide. The leaves are deeply serrated, ovate and opposite and are quite large at 10-15cm long. The spikes of pink, sometimes white, flowers grow in racemes at the end of the stems.
This basil is flavoursome and is considered perfect for many pasta dishes, along with being ideal for salads and dressings. The flavour is reputed to be like sweet basil, but with a hint of cinnamon and liquorice. If your plants are kept warm and harvested regularly, green ruffles may last up to ten months in the warmer regions.
Green ruffles basil is easy to grow, but when sowing seeds it may be useful to use small pots to minimise disturbance. The seedlings have a reputation of being delicate at first, before becoming hardy garden plants. This variety is slower growing, has a medium water requirement and is frost tender. The roots are quite thin and spreading, so care needs to be taken when planting out seedlings. They will benefit from organic matter and some sources suggest that part shade is tolerated.
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.
December 2021 Update: Xmas Cutoff for Herb Plants - Dec. 6th 12.30pm. Read more here.
17 August 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)
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.