Herb, Basil Dark Opal

Herb, Basil Dark Opal

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Mature in 60-70 days
Zones 2+
Full Sun 
Approx. 250 seeds per pack

Beautiful lilac flowers with dark red stems. Excellent contrast with green basil. Spectacular as a garnish, in salads, or for adding color to basil vinegars. Very uniform, all purple Italian strain. Annual.


Growing Instructions: 

Sow seeds 1/8" depth, outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 18C (65°F). Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out, after all risk of frost has passed. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.