These purple basil leaves have a beautiful, coppery glow and clove-like, slightly spicy flavor. Use them in salads or preserved in oils and vinegar. A pot of purple basil provides surprisingly, striking color in the garden.
- Light: Full sun
- Spacing: 12-18 inches
- Plant size: 18-24 inches tall
- Garden use: Containers, herb beds, flower beds
- Culinary use: Italian and Asian dishes
* Photos and description courtesy of Bonnie Plants.