Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles'
|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.
An All-America Selections winner, this purple basil has ruffled leaves that keep their color all season. Mild flavor. Combine with silver-leafed plants and orangy red flowers.
Attributes - Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles'
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.
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