Basil 'Dark Opal' Seed

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Basil 'Dark Opal' Seed

This ornamental basil has opal green sheen on the purple leaves. Nice on salads.

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(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.


Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:16 inches
Diameter:9 inches
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 7 to 14 days at 70 F. Direct sow or transplant after last frost.
Spacing:12 inches
Sun:Full sun

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