Popular Name: Botanical Name: Plant Height: 60cm/24in Plant Class: Pack quantity: 300 seeds Item code: 20653 Despatch: Within 7-10 days
This purple-leaved basil makes an attractive feature in patio containers or mixed into flower borders, but it is not just ornamental. It has the full basil fragrance and flavour, and can be used in a wide range of summer dishes. Try making pesto with it as a change from the green-leaved types.
Sow indoors all year round in pots or trays of compost, place on a warm kitchen windowsill (25cm/10in apart). Sow outdoor May - June, in final position (0.5cm/quarter-inch deep). In rows of 25-30cm/10-12in apart. Keep well watered and weed free. Harvest June - October, all year round if sown indoors.
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