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Basil Purple

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Abundant bunches of deep purple leaves with a rich fragrance. This annual herb looks attractive and has a sweet, spicy flavour that complements many dishes.


  • Great colour
  • Spicy flavour
  • Versatile


Full sun


Sow direct where they are to grow. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist. Thin seedlings to 20cm apart. Can be grown indoors in pots in well-lit areas.


Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Water regularly. Frequent picking ensures a continuous supply. If grown outdoors protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem Snail & Slug Pellets.


Great companion plant for tomatoes, cucumbers and corn. Can be used to flavour bruschetta, pasta and salads. Mature plants in bloom can be cut and dried for winter use.