$2.50 – $3.50 inc GST
Aromatic annual growing to 70cm. Very attractive variety with dark purple slightly crinkled leaves. Good for adding extra colour to salads, rice dishes and basil vinegar. Can be grown in containers. Can be used fresh or dried.
Purple basils are unusual and attractive growing in containers in both indoor and outdoor herb gardens. Some purple basil plants, such as Dark Opal purple basil, are intensely aromatic. Plant Dark Opal basil where you can enjoy the fragrance as you enter your yard or along walkways as you stroll through the garden. Pink flowers add to the beauty of the dark purple, almost black leaves of this specimen. Growing a little more slowly than many other basil plants, the blooms of this plant appear in the flowerbed in mid to late summer. Keep flowers pinched back while using the leaves for culinary or medicinal purposes.