Purple Petra is part of the Ocimum genus and is a Basil variety. Its scientific name is Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Petra'. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as Palatinate purple colour. A type of Herb, it mainly grows as an Annual/Perennial plant - which means it typically can have a varying lifetime - from 1 year to several. Purple Petra is known for growing with a forb-like habit to a height of approximately 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet in imperial).
Typically, Purple Petra Basil is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
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How to grow Basil 'Purple Petra'
Growing Purple Petra from seed
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Purple Petra about 20 days before your last frost date.
Transplanting Purple Petra
Harvesting Purple Petra
Basil 'Purple Petra' information
How long does Purple Petra take to grow?
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