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Image of Ocimum basilicum var. purpurascens photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Purple Basil)

Lovely purple leaves cover these bushy herbs throughout the growing season. Purple-leaved basils are grown for both the beauty and flavor of their jewel-toned leaves. Different cultivars come in a variety of purple colors from dark purple to burgundy and bronzy purple. Height and habit also varies from cultivar to cultivar, some are tall and upright, while others are bushy and short. Most have strong, spicy leaves that are best used in cooked sauces and dishes. They also make an attractive addition...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Dark Opal Basil, Purple Basil)

The purple-leaved basil, ‘Dark Opal,’ was an All-American Selections winner in 1962. Its jewel-toned purple leaves deserve just as much attention as its strong, flavorful leaves, which taste great in salads and make attractive herbed vinegar. In hot weather, ‘Dark Opal’ may loose some of its purple leaf color. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful choice for containers and flower gardens as well as herb and vegetable beds.

For many, basil is the perfect culinary herb. It is a bushy annual, or short-lived...

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James H. Schutte

(Purple Basil, Purple Delight Basil)

Grown as much for its jewel-toned leaves as its flavor, ‘Purple Delight’ is a tall, bushy cultivar with a strong flavor and fragrance and deep purple leaves and stems. The leaves hold their purple leaf color better in hot weather than other purple-leaved basils, and the flowers are lavender purple.

For many, basil is the perfect culinary herb. It is a bushy annual, or short-lived evergreen perennial, that originates from Africa and Asia. As summer warms up, purple basil produces spikes of two-lipped,...

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Felder Rushing

(Purple Basil, Red Ruffles Basil)

Super ruffled, deep purple leaves give this compact purple basil a designer look, making it well-suited for vegetable and flower gardens alike. The popular ‘Purple Ruffles’ was an All-American Selections winner in 1987. Its leaves are strongly flavored and spicy with elements of clove and cinnamon. Like many purple-leaved basils, it may loose some of its purple leaf color in very hot weather, after flowering or if planted in too little sun.

For many, basil is the perfect culinary herb. It is...

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James H. Schutte

(Purple Basil, Red Rubin)

The compact, purple-leaved basil 'Red Rubin' has a neat, bushy habit and offers lots of burgundy leaves with a somewhat sharp flavor. The colorful leaves are flat, and the flowers are lavender purple. Like many purple-leaved basils, it may loose some of its purple leaf color in very hot weather, after flowering or if planted in too little sun.

For many, basil is the perfect culinary herb. It is a bushy annual, or short-lived evergreen perennial, which originates from Africa and Asia. As summer...

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Kieft-Pro-Seeds

(Thai Basil)

For many, this is the perfect culinary herb with a thousand and one flavorful uses. Sweet basil is a bushy annual, or short-lived evergreen perennial, that originates from Eurasia and Africa. It has been broadly cultivated for centuries and boasts a wide array of cultivars of varying sizes, colors, textures and tastes. Anyone who has compared the sweet, aromatic flavor of large-leaved Italian basil to the sharp flavor of purple-leaved basil can tell you they are profoundly different. Some basil cultivars...

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All-America Selections

(Thai Basil)

For many, this is the perfect culinary herb with a thousand and one flavorful uses. Sweet basil is a bushy annual, or short-lived evergreen perennial, that originates from Eurasia and Africa. It has been broadly cultivated for centuries and boasts a wide array of cultivars of varying sizes, colors, textures and tastes. Anyone who has compared the sweet, aromatic flavor of large-leaved Italian basil to the sharp flavor of purple-leaved basil can tell you they are profoundly different. Some basil cultivars...

Image of Ocimum x citriodorum photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Lemon Basil)

Lemon basil is a natural hybrid, which is a cross between sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) and hoary basil (Ocimum canum). The foliage of this warm season annual herb, or tender evergreen perennial, has a strong lemony basil fragrance and flavor. It is great for flavoring poultry, salad dressings and fish.

The moderately-sized plants have slightly hairy stems and smooth, oval leaves that are green to gray-green. Spikes of white, two-lipped flowers appear as summer temperatures...

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James H. Schutte

(Lemon Basil, Pesto Perpetuo Lemon Basil, Variegated Lemon Basil)

Lovely, fragrant, variegated foliage covers this surprisingly vigorous warm season herb all summer. Introduced by Sunny Border Nurseries in 2004, 'Pesto Perpetuo' has an almost columnar bushy habit. Its pale green leaves are edged in ivory and have a crisp, clean look. It was discovered by Pierre Bennerup of Berlin, Connecticut in a block of Ocimum x citriodorum ‘Lesbos' plants.

Lemon basil is a natural hybrid, which is a cross between sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) and hoary basil...

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www.bonnieplants.com

(Greek Oregano)

Greek oregano is a brighter, spicier version of its relative, common oregano. This tough herbaceous perennial spreads vigorously via rhizomes. In fact, it can become quite weedy if not regularly maintained. It is a favorite herb for Mediterranean kitchen gardens and is typically used to flavor vegetables, meat, fish and poultry.

The upright stems of this clump-forming plant are lined with small, highly fragrant, oval, hairy leaves that are medium to deep green. The strong oregano fragrance...