Purple Dark Opal Basil

Ocimum basilicum | SKU: 0274A
2 Reviews
$3.75 to $9.98
  • Organic
  • Annual plants
  • Plants grow to 12-18 inches
  • Beautiful lilac flowers and dark purple leaves

$3.75 to $9.98

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(O. basilicum) Beautiful lilac flowers with dark red stems. Excellent contrast with green basil. Spectacular as a garnish, in salads, or for adding color to basil vinegars. Very uniform, all purple Italian strain. Annual.

Learn to Grow Purple Dark Opal Basil

Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep

Germination: 5-30 Days

Thin: 4-6" Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.

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Easy to grow and very prolific.

Great grower!


This basil is the easiest and most prolific growing of all the basils I’ve ever grown~ I harvest leaves and pop in a ziploc bag in the freezer all summer then enjoy basil all winter!