Ocimum basilicum 'Red Rubin'

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Basil, Red Rubin (Annual)

Wonderful aroma, intense purple foliage and sweet clove-like basil flavor. Used in oils, salads, pasta dishes and as an ornamental in the garden. Great compact habit.

Height

14-18 Inches

Spread

12-16 Inches

Color

Pink/Red

Interesting Notes

Basil repels flying insects, have potted or cut basil on your outdoor dining table to enhance the ambience and eliminate the pests.

Bloom Time

July-August

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Do not plant outside until well after the last chance of frost. Cut leaves and stems before bloom. Harvest when leaves are dry. Cut top 2 or 3 sets of leaves to promote bushy growth habit. But flower spikes as they appear.

Good Companions

Ornamental Swiss Chard (Swiss Chard )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Fragrant
Containers
Culinary
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Purple
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Rich
Well-drained
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