Tender annual with purple tinged foliage and distinctive scent.
Suitable for: Grow in pots on the windowsill, patio, or in the herb garden. Plant in rich, well-drained soil in a warm, sheltered situation with midday sun.
Flowering time: Early Summer.
Height: (approx) 45cm (18in)
Care: Water well before planting and until established. Remove flower heads as they develop to ensure a longer supply of leaves.
Culinary uses: Essential ingredient in many pasta dishes. Chopped leaves combine well with tomatoes, egg and salad dishes.