Basil - purple

Ocimum basilicum

A basil with deeply purple aromatic leaves used extensively in many culinary dishes and is especially attractive in fresh leaf salads. Like all basils it is very tender and only enjoys growing outside during our sunny summer months. 9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

9x9cm pot (8cm depth)

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  • Many culinary uses
  • A great windowsill plant
  • Fabulous purple leaves
  • Helps deter flies in the kitchen

Introduced form the East in the sixteenth century, the sweet pungent flavour of basil has been popular ever since as a culinary herb and needs to be used fresh as the dried herb is not comparable in flavour. There are many varieties of basil and this purple leaved type grows well in a pot.

Plant Care

  • Height: 30 - 60 cm
  • Type: Tender
  • Aspect: Sun
  • Soil: Any/alkaline
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flowering period: July - October



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