This All America winner was developed primarily for ornamental use. The very attractive 12 to 18 inch plants are covered with deep green leaves, large and showy purple bracts, and creamy white flowers. It is very fragrant and can be used in cooking but it is not as flavorful as some of the other basils. 100 seeds.
Germination: 5-10 days
Seed Planting Depth: Lightly cover
Seeding Indoors/Outdoors: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures.Transplant 6-12" apart. Sow outdoors in the late spring when 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: Fertile, moist soil
Uses: Ornamental, culinary, attracts bees and beneficials.