I was given some dried African Blue Basil by my sister and I loved the taste so much that when I saw a small potted plant in our organic gardening store, I bought a couple. I planted them in front of the house in the sun....and they just exploded! They were covered with flowers and bees all summer long......and the flavor is beyond description. I am rooting some over the winter....altho it's easy to find here now.....and I've also dried bags and bags of it for use myself and to give to friends.
It's a beautiful plant, grows like a shrub in the garden, attracts bees and butterflies.....and tastes like heaven in pesto, sauces, on fish......SO many uses.