Tender annual. Highly aromatic with bright green leaves.
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: Late Summer.
Height: (approx) Up to 30cm (12in)
Care: Water well before planting and until established. Remove flower heads as they develop to ensure a longer supply of leaves.
Culinary uses: An essential ingredient in many pasta dishes. The chopped leaves combine well with tomato, egg and salad dishes.