Basil (Purple)


Great for tea, pesto, salads, and dressings. Remove flowers for best-tasting leaves, or keep them for bees and butterflies. These annual plants are native to sunny, warm Mediterranean climates and will not withstand frost. Water regularly and provide good drainage. Don’t plant outdoors until late May. Note: It’s a good idea to vary the location where you plant basil each year because it’s susceptible to fungal diseases that accumulate in soil over time. Rotate your crops!

Dark red leaves with intense flavor.

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Additional information


Full Sun




Not organic

Latin name

Ocimum basilicum


North Star Seed & Nursery

Seeds per packet

.5 grams