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Basil 'Dark Opal' Seed
(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)|
|Propagation / Germination:||Germinates in 7 to 14 days at 70 F. Direct sow or transplant after last frost.|