|Zone:||Not hardy; grow as an annual|
|Height:||18 - 24"|
General:Newer improved purple basil that has more uniform coloration than older varieties. Spicy flavor. High yielding Italian type. Great for cooking.
Culinary Uses: Very traditional in flavor but sweeter in aroma to other basils. The leaves make an exciting contrast in salads, pasta dishes, and make excellent vinegar. The flavor pairs well with fish, poultry, rice, mild vegetables, and eggplant.
Ornamental Uses: Large leaf basil that produces deep red-purple leaves and light pink flowers in the summer. It is an improved variety of the dark opal basil.
|Uses*:||Aromatic, Culinary, Deer Resistant|