|Zone:||Not hardy; grow as an annual|
|Height:||12 - 18"|
General: Wonderful basil with a stronger, spicy flavor, similar to cloves. Glossy dark green leaves and purple flowers. Goes well with Thai and Vietnamese cuisine.
Culinary Uses: Stands up to cooking better than sweet basil. Lots of peppery, anise- like and warm spicy flavors in this herb.
Ornamental Uses: Flat and blade shaped foliage with a purplish tinge that can spread over the entire leaf depending on the exact variety. The leaves are about half the size of sweet basil.
|Uses*:||Aromatic, Culinary, Deer Resistant, Ornamental|