Below you will find information on how to care for your new plant, as well as some other resources and information you may find helpful.
Caring for Your New Plant
Ocimum gratissimum, also known as clove basil or African basil, is a species of basil. It is native to Africa, Madagascar, southern Asia, and the Bismarck Archipelago. While it is utilized as a culinary herb, it is also a wonderful supporter of our pollinators due to the large purple blooms it produces.
This basil likes a moist environment. Established plants should be watered once every 4-6 days in spring and fall, and every 2-4 days in summer. In winter, move inside and reduce watering. You can keep your basil in a container or plant it directly into the ground. Like many herbs, this basil can be easily propagated.
Verbena tenuisecta, commonly known as Moss verbena is native to South America, which means it’s no stranger to sun, heat, or drought. This hardy ground cover makes itself equally at home on slopes and banks, in rock gardens, and in planters and hanging baskets. Regardless of its home, butterflies find the bountiful flowers irresistible.
Verbenas need full sun and well-drained soil. They very much resent overcrowded conditions and soggy soil. But provided their ideal conditions are met, they need little additional care, other than well-timed watering. Pruning the plants back a couple of times during the growing season will help prompt new blooms and extend the blooming season.