|Zone:||Not hardy; grow as an annual|
General:Hybrid basil that forms an upright mound of attractive blue-green leaves with good aroma and flavor. Basil prefers a moist, well-drained soil in plenty of bright sunlight. Pinch to promote fullness.
Culinary Uses:Use fresh leaves to give additional color and slightly different taste to salads. Add with champagne or ginger ale for a refreshing twist on your cocktail. Best to cook slowly to release flavor and let the leaves soften.
Medicinal Uses: The oils of basil, especially camphor containing oil have anti-bacterial properties.
Ornamental Uses: Long pink flowers make a striking garnish. The leaves start out purple when young, only growing green as the given leaf grows to its full size, and even then, retaining purple veins.
|Uses*:||Aromatic, Culinary, Deer Resistant, Edible Flowers, Medicinal, Ornamental|