Faster growth and a practically 100% true dark maroon color distinguish this basil variety from Switzerland as an improvement over the other purple basils. Useful not only as a beautiful and fragrant ornamental--in pots, beds, or kitchen gardens--but also as a culinary herb for colorful and flavorful pesto, vinaigrette's, salads, etc. 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: Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials.