Basil 'Purple Ruffles' Seed

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Basil 'Purple Ruffles' Seed

This AAS winner purple-leaf basil variety retains its quality for a long time.

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(Ocimum basilicum purpurascens LAMIACEAE)

[AAS winner.] Very attractive in salads or vinegars. Use like common basil for seasoning. Slower growing and slower flowering than other purple basils. Leaves are attractive. Retains its quality for a long time.


Foliage:large dark purple ruffled leaves
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:12 to 16 inches
Diameter:9 inches
Container Planting:no

Cultural Requirements:

Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 7 to 14 days at 70 F. Direct sow or transplant after last frost.
Spacing:9 to 12 inches apart
Sun:Full sun

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