Purple Basil
Purple basil provides a fresh twist on traditional Caprese salad.

Purple Basil

  • Type: warm season annual
  • Planting time: after last spring frost
  • Features: purple-bronze leaves, slight licorice taste
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil: Prefers moist but well drained
  • Spacing: 12 to 18 inches apart
  • Plant size: 18 to 24 inches tall
  • Garden use: Containers, herb, vegetable and flower beds
  • Culinary use: Asian and Italian dishes

These purple basil leaves have a beautiful, coppery glow and clove-like, slightly spicy flavor. Use them in salads or preserved in oils and vinegars. A pot of purple basil provides surprisingly, striking color in the garden.

Some Bonnie PlantsĀ® varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

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