The largest collection of Culinary Herbs in the UK. 

Herbs in the Herbetum

The following pages lists all of the herbs featured in our Herbetum. Our herb plants are available for purchase direct from the farm at our Open days or by Collection, by prior arrangment. All of our herbs are propagated and trialled at the herb farm and grown for the British garden. Available in 1lt and 2lt pots.

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PO01 Ocimum americanum Lime Basil, Thai Lime Basil

Frost tender annual, Ht. 30 cm. Clusters of small cream flowers in summer. Narrow bright green oval, highly aromatic lime fragrant leaves. Culinary uses with meat, fish, rice and vegetable dishes.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Cream

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Annual

PO02 Ocimum basilicum Sweet Basil

Frost tender annual, Ht. 45 cm. Clusters of small white flowers in summer. Green oval aromatic leaves. Use with tomato dishes and to make pesto sauce.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Annual

PO03 Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon' Cinnamon Basil

Frost tender annual, Ht. 45 cm. Clusters of small pink flowers in summer. Oval, olive, green, brown, spicy scented leaves. Good in stir fry dishes. Originally from Mexico.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Pink

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Annual

PO04 Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens 'Dark Opal' Purple Basil, Dark Opal Basil

Annual, Ht. 45 cm. Clusters of small pink flowers in summer. Spicy scented oval pointed purple leaves. Use leaves in salads, sauces and with pasta and rice dishes.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Pink

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Annual

Seeds only available

PO05 Ocimum basilicum 'Green Ruffles' Green Ruffles Basil

Frost tender annual, Ht. 45 cm. Clusters of white flowers in summer. Large, bright green, textured, crinkled oval leaves that have a mild anise flavour. Culinary, use in salads, with fish and chicken dishes.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Annual

Seeds only available

PO06 Ocimum basilicum 'Horapha' Anise Basil

Frost tender annual, Ht. 45 cm. Clusters of small pale mulberry flowers in summer. Attractive oval mulberry tinted leaves which are aniseed scented. Essential in Thai and Indian cooking.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Mulberry

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Annual

Seeds only available

PO08 Ocimum basilicum 'Horapha nanum' Thai Basil, Dwarf Anise

Frost tender annual, Ht. 30 cm. Clusters of small pale mulberry flowers in summer. Attractive oval mulberry tinted leaves which are aniseed scented. Essential in Thai cooking.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Mulberry

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Annual

PO09 Ocimum basilicum 'Napolitano' Lettuce Leaf Basil

Frost tender annual, Ht. 50 cm. Clusters of white flowers in summer. Large, bright green, textured, crinkled oval leaves. Good for pasta sauces and for making pesto and basil oil. Originates from the Naples region of Italy.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Annual

PO10 Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens 'Purple Ruffles' Purple Ruffles Basil

Frost tender annual, Ht. 30 cm. Clusters of small pink flowers in summer. Spicy scented oval pointed purple leaves that have ruffled edges. Use leaves in salads, sauces and with pasta and rice dishes.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Pink

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Annual

Seeds only available

PO11 Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens 'Red Rubin' Red Rubin Basil

Frost tender annual, Ht. 23 cm. Clusters of small pink flowers in summer, Spicy scented deep purple oval leaves. Use leaves in salads, sauces and with pasta and rice dishes. Very attractive plant.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Pink

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Annual