Organic Purple Opal Basil Seedling
Ocimum basilicum 'purpureum'
This basil's shiny deep purple leaves combined with its pale purple flowers make this plant a knockout. But, it is just too good to let it bolt. So, make sure you have at least two plants growing to harvest one for vinegars and garnishes. A few ribbons of this basil spices up a salad with anise-like flavor and makes it pretty too. Plant in light, rich, well drained soil.