Purple Dark Opal Basil
- Annual plants
- Plants grow to 12-18 inches
- Beautiful lilac flowers and dark purple leaves
(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.