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Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles'

Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles' - Purple Basil

More About Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles'

  • Erect, bushy, annual herb
  • Narrowly oval to elliptic leaves
  • Attractive, ruffled, deep purple foliage
  • Pinkish-purple flowers
  • Highly aromatic
  • Both leaves and oils are used as flavouring agents
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to early fall

Zone:

8

Height:

40-50 cm

Spread:

40-50 cm

Colour:

Pink

Purple Basil Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun. Pinching out the flowers will encourage a bushy habit and continued leave growth. Most basil are tender annuals, which are easy to grow, but very susceptible to frost damage. Do not plant outside until the threat of frost has passed in late spring. 

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Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Edible
Edible
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Foliage Color

Burgundy

Landscape uses

Herbal garden