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Basil 'Purple Ruffles'   

From Bonnie Plants:

Type: warm season annual

Planting time: after last spring frost

Features: large, purple, ruffled aromatic leaves

Light: full sun

Soil: fertile, well drained but moist

Height: 18 to 24 inches

Spacing: 12 inches

Garden use: containers, herb beds, flower beds

Culinary use: Asian and Italian dishes, garnish

This beautiful, dark purple basil is not only tasty, but it’s also a great color contrast in the garden. Perfect for containers or an herb garden, the ruffled leaves of purple basil and are different, serving somewhat like a coleus in the garden, only these are edible. The scent and flavor of Purple Ruffles are more licorice-and cinnamon-like than Sweet Basil. Enjoy this unusual form as part of your basil collection this spring. This variety has won a Mississippi Medallion Award for outstanding garden performance. It is also a 1987 All America Selections winner.

This planting has been archived (Other).

Purchased from Home Depot, Inc.

Quantity: 1

Plant Basil Ocimum basilicum 8086


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