Red Lettuce Leaf Basil

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 We suggest Green Lettuce Leaf Basil as a replacement

Colorful reddish-purple leaves on a semi-compact plant with an aromatic taste, Red Lettuce Leaf Basil adds pizzazz to salsas and pesto. Grow in containers alone or along with some flowers.

100 seeds



Ocimum basilicum purpurascens


Germination:  5-10 days

Seed Planting Depth:  Lightly cover

Seeding Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures. Transplant 6-12" apart. Sow outdoors in the late spring when the soil warms to 70 degrees. Thin to 4-12" apart, less space apart for baby-sized basil and more for mature plants.

Light Needs:  Sun 

Soil Needs:  Red Lettuce Leaf Basil needs fertile, moist soil 

Uses:  Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials.