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Dark Opal Basil

Unique color for impressive hors d'oeuvres

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  • A dramatic companion to green foliage plants
  • Unusual color wil impress dinner guests
  • Flowers make a great garnish
  • Height/Habit: 16 - 18 inches
  • Zone: 10
  • Flowering Date: Mid summer
  • Ship As: 3" POT
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Dark Opal Basil

Description
Basil is always a nice addition to annual containers, it's lush and tolerates frequent harvesting, keeping fresh herbs on hand. This Dark Opal Basil adds an incredibly showy look to the mix, pairing dramatically with bright green foliage. The little blooms are light colored, adding an exciting contrast. Impress dinner guests by paring homegrown deep purple basil with green basil in a salad, or you can feature it in a gorgeous caprese salad. Did you know the flowers are edible too? They make a cool garnish for drinks, pastas and desserts. Ocimum basilicum purpureum You may also like: Dark Opal Basil is featured alongside other delicious yet beautiful plants in our Incredible Edible Collection.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameOcimum basilicum
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread12 - 18 inches
  • Spacing12 - 18 inches
  • Hardiness Zone10
  • Flowering DateMid summer
  • Planting InstructionsPlant outside after all danger of frost is past in spring. Sensitive to cold temperatures.
  • Winter CareNot winter hardy.
  • Flower Color:white
  • Flower Form1/2 inch in length.
  • Foliage TypeDark purple, near black
  • Soil RequirementMoist, well drained, rich soil. Doesn't like to dry out.
  • PruningPinch back to encourage a bushy plant. Careful not to remove too many leaves from one stem of young plants.
  • Shipped3" POT
  • Height/Habit16 - 18 inches
  • Growth RateModerate.
Shipping Information
When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Annuals
1A-6B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
7A-10B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date June 17th, 2019

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