Basil Seeds - Purple

Basil Seeds - Purple

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $5.79
1 Ounce $46.19 ($46.19/ounce)
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  • A red-leaved garden show stopper, intensely flavored
  • Open Pollinated, fast-growing annual
  • Attractive dark red leaves and intense flavor
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Growth Habit Upright

Flavor Profile Mild; Slightly Spicy; Peppery
Plant Characteristics Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
Use Container Garden, Culinary, Medicinal, Tea
Growing Conditions Commercial, Indoor, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Dried, Microgreens, Sauce/Paste
Plant Resistance Deer

About Basil Seeds - Purple

Ocimum basilicum

Seed Type Open Pollinated Seed

Grow Heirloom Basil - Plant Purple Basil Seeds

Purple Basil is a dark, red-leaved basil that is a wonderful addition to any herb garden. Not only is it useful for adding seasoning to Italian and tomato dishes, it's also aromatic and attractive in the garden. Purple basil can be used in any recipe that calls for sweet basil, but until you have tried it, it is best to use slightly less purple basil - the flavor is more intense than traditional sweet basil.

Planting Information

Planting Basil Seeds - Purple

Planting Season Spring
Seed Prep Requires Light
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 10 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 60 to 90 days
View our Basil Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 353 Up to 30 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 20,000 Up to 150 Sq. Ft

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