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Purple Basil (Garden Starter Plant)


Ocimum basilicum 'Purple'

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.