All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Clinopodium vulgare (wild basil)


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Most Types
Colour: Purple
Colour: Pink

A British native perennial wild flower that provides nectar to our bees and butterfly's. Can be used as part of a wildflower meadow or makes a good border plant. Drought tolerant and can be used in gravel gardens.

Flowers between July and September, when it produces whorls of delicately-coloured flowers at the top of each stem. The flowers range in hue from rich purple to vibrant violet to subtle pink. 

If allowed to set seed, it will spread happily.

Historically, it has many uses, from food flavouring to clothes dyes. Despite the purple hue of its flowers, the dyes it produces are brown or yellow in colour. An aromatic herb tea is made from the fresh leaves. Used in herbal medicine as an anti-inflammatory.

Height: Up to 60cm but often much shorter.

Common name(s): Wild Basil


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.