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