AFRICAN BLUE BASIL (Occimum tricolpates) is an accidental backyard cross between O.kilimandscharicum, a camphor rich decorative, and O.basilicum Dark Opal, a beautiful culinary. The result is a beautiful tender perennial plant used as both a decorative AND culinary (yes) herb. It has a rich spicy fragrance and can grow quite large -- up to 5' high with an equal spread, but is manageable. In zones that do not suffer heavy frosts, it can be grown as a perennial. Otherwise, keep this in a container and bring it in for the winter, pruning it before you do to keep it bushy. The flowers are edible as well and come in stunning 12" wands which attract all manner of pollinators. Unlike other basils, you do not need to deadhead these flowers to keep the plant going, but don't harvest any seeds as this can only be grown through cuttings. You will get one live plant in a 3.5" nursery pot with shipping beginning mid-May.