Ocimum basilicum 'Opal'


Basil's name comes from the Greek word for royal, and the rich flavor of its leaves is fit for royalty. Highly prized fresh or dried, it is an essential ingredient in such Italian dishes as pesto and tomato sauces. Greek, Portuguese, and Mexican cuisines call for special varieties of Basil. Thai or Licorice Basil is used in many Thai dishes. Leaves are green, purple or variegated, with scented white or purple flowers. Pick larger leaves for stronger flavor.
Ocimum basilicum, Basil
This purple-leafed basil has a pungent flavor used to flavor oils and vinegars. Excellent for color contrast in salads and garnishes. Produces small, pink flowers.

Attributes - Ocimum basilicum 'Opal'

Plant Type: Annual

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Notes: Container Plants, Edible. Susceptible to Damping-off, Whiteflies.

Related Plants

Ocimum basilicum, Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles', Ocimum basilicum 'Spicy Globe'
Plant Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Conditions of Use | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Copyright ©1999-2018 Sunny Gardens®. All rights reserved.