Seed Savers Exchange Herb, Purple Dark Opal Basil
(O. basilicum) Beautiful lilac flowers with dark red stems. Excellent contrast with green basil. Spectacular as a garnish, in salads, or for adding color to basil vinegars. Very uniform, all purple Italian strain. Annual.
You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.
This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.