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Basil, Dark Opal


Ocimum basilicum purpureum LAMIACEAE
[Introduced by Univ. of Connecticut, about 1950.] Ornamental dark purple basil used like common basil for seasoning. Dark purple leaves have a metallic green undertone or sheen in bright light, and plants may occasionally produces a few green leaves. Beautiful on salads. Slow to flower and holds well.

[Culture: Annual/70°F/7-14 days/transplant, direct sow after last frost/sun/16" ht./12-16" apart.]


Pkt. (0.25 g, 185 seeds)
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 02 November, 2004.

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