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.
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: Fertile, moist soil
Uses: Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials.