Ocimum kilimandscharicum basilicum purureum 'African Blue'

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Basil, African Blue (Annual)

USDA Hardiness Zone 10

A sterile, very ornamental and edible Basil. Deep purple veining on green leaves make this an attractive culinary and garden choice. The flowers can also be used to top pasta dishes, garnish plates, and add to beverages. Leaves are generally used fresh.

Height

16-18 in

Spread

24 in

Color

Pink/Red

Bloom Time

August-September

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Cut Flowers
Containers
Fragrant
Culinary
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Purple
Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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