Belonging to the Ocimum genus (Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles'), Purple Ruffles is a variety of Basil. Leaves appear approximately as a Purple taupe and Royal purple colour.
The dark purple leaves are used in pesto or as a garnish.1 This attractive basil variety has won multiple awards for its beauty, flavor and ease of cultivation, including the Mississippi Medallion and All-American Selection awards.2A type of Herb, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Purple Ruffles is known for growing with a forb-like habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).
Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Purple Ruffles Basil is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.
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How to grow Basil 'Purple Ruffles'
Growing Purple Ruffles from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Purple Ruffles about 20 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Purple Ruffles
Harvesting Purple Ruffles
Basil 'Purple Ruffles' information
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The word basil means “king” in Greek – it is believed to have grown above the spot where St. Constantine and Helen discovered the Holy Cross.
Popular varieties of Basil
- Italian Large Leaf
- Red Rubin
- Dark Opal
- Purple Ruffles
- Purple Dark Opal
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