Ocimum, Basil, Sweet Basil 'Mini Purple'

Ocimum basilicum

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ocimum (OSS-ih-mum) (Info)
Species: basilicum (bass-IL-ee-kum) (Info)
Cultivar: Mini Purple
Additional cultivar information:(aka Dwarf Purple)

Category:

Annuals

Herbs

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Shiny/Glossy

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Lavender

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Miami, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Carmel, New York

Desoto, Texas

Plano, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On May 30, 2006, mrao77 from Plano, TX wrote:

I love this little purplish basil! It tastes great in salads and vinegars and is very low maintenance. It reseeds year after year so I never have to think of saving seeds or overwintering. I suggest basil lovers should give this one a try !

Positive

On Feb 17, 2006, bekados from Pensacola, FL wrote:

This basil, also known as "Pixie Purple," makes a wonderful addition to any garden. After plant dies (at first frost) the skeleton also makes nice decoration. Grows from cuttings very easily. Seed reportedly does not come true to type.

Positive

On Sep 26, 2004, Sequee from Carmel, NY (Zone 6b) wrote:

Wondeful, full flavored basil, with tiny purple and green leaves. Lovely tiny purple flowers are edible and add a nice touch to a tomato platter! Leaves can be dried to use later. The compact plant size makes it perfect for a kitchen window. (Perennial)

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