Basil Purple Ruffles


This dark purple basil boasts attractive lacerated foliage.


30 seeds per packet

34 in stock

Flower type:Spike
Life cycle:Annual
Climate:Behaves as perennial in areas with mild and frost-free winters.
Sowing guide:Direct sow in autumn (only in areas with mild winters) or in spring. Alternatively, sow in trays (recommended) and transplant after 6 weeks
Germination guide:5-10 days @ 18 C. Cover seed with layer of vermiculite.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:30 cm
Pinch:Yes, when 20 cm high
Flowering time:Early spring (from an autumn sowing) or 85 days after sowing in spring
Final height:45 cm

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when stems have hardened or flowers have formed. Cut during the cool part of the day as foliage is prone to wilting in the heat. Place directly into water to hydrate. Expected vase life is 7-10 days.

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