A mild, sweet taste that is perfect for those who love basil's flavor, but shy away from too much herbal spiciness. It's excellent in a variety of dishes, including pesto, pasta, and salads. 'Purple Petra' also makes a lovely pink-tinted vinegar or oil. Grow it as a companion plant for your tomatoes or in other areas of the garden as an ornamental.
Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 24" tall, 18"–24" wide
Variety Information: Large, dark reddish-purple glossy leaves with a mild, sweet flavor. Small lavender-blue flower spikes appear in late summer.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Attributes: Good for Containers