Ocimum basilicum ‘Purpurascens’
Purple basil’s spicy, anise flavor and frilly, deep purple leaves bring good taste and color to the summer garden.
Plant in well-drained soil in full sun to part sun. When harvesting, pinch at a leaf union and leave at least six inches of the plant for recovery and new growth.
Getting as tall as 18”, consider it a summer annual.
Although it needs extra water in dry summers, avoid watering the leaves or giving the soil soggy conditions.